Campaign group Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) says BAA's decision to sell Stansted, will allow them to 'breathe a little easier'
We are pleased with this outcome. Historically the expansion of Stansted has been cross-subsidised by Heathrow. This type of cross-subsidisation will not be an option in future and that means we can all breathe a little easier.
...Our hope is that with a new owner there will be an opportunity for genuine and meaningful dialogue based on maximising the local benefits of the airport and minimising its adverse impacts on the community.
Passengers numbers at Stansted airport in Essex have fallen by 600,000 to 13.5 million in the first nine months of 2012.
BAA has decided to end its legal fight against the forced sale of Stansted.
Airport operator BAA has lost its latest challenge against a decision forcing it to sell Stansted Airport in Essex.