Stansted Airport operator to change name

Airport operator BAA, which is being forced to sell Stansted Airport, is to change its name.

The company, formerly called British Airports Authority, will operate using the names of its four remaining UK airports.

In existence since 1965, BAA had run - until recently - as many as seven UK airports, including Heathrow.

But, following an investigation into airport competition by the Competition Commission, the company was ordered to sell Stansted, Gatwick and either Glasgow or Edinburgh.

It had since sold Gatwick and Edinburgh and, after long legal battles, is now in the process of selling Stansted.

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