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Simon Calder says news that Luton Airport is to be sold and will benefit from investment should be welcomed.
Luton Airport bosses have welcomed a £400m deal for the sale of the airport.
Glyn Jones, Managing Director of London Luton Airport said:
Members of the Hertfordshire Against Luton Expansion campaign group have given their reaction to news Luton Airport looks set to be sold.
In a statement released today the group said:
Luton Airport looks set to be sold for around £400m.
The airport handled 9.6 million passengers last year and will be, subject to regulatory approval, Aena's fifth largest airport.
Aena executive chairman Jose Manuel Vargas said: "We aim to substantially build up Luton in consultation with all its stakeholders."
Luton Airport is set to be sold in a deal worth almost £400m.
Spanish airport operator Aena said it had agreed to acquire Luton airport for £394.4 million.
Aena, which runs all Spain's major airports, is buying Luton from Spanish company Abertis in which it already has a 10% stake.