BAA gives up fight to keep Stansted Airport

The BAA decision ends a process which began as far back as March 2007. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Airport operator BAA is to give up its long legal battle over the forced sale of Stansted Airport.

The company, which recently lost a Court of Appeal ruling over Stansted, said it would not make a further appeal and would proceed with the sale of the Essex airport.

The Competition Commission (CC) had originally ruled that BAA must sell Gatwick, Stansted and one of its Scottish airports following an inquiry into the company's airport ownership.

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