The chief executive of Heathrow Airport Holdings - formerly known as BAA - had this reaction to the sale of Stansted Airport:
Stansted airport and its people have been part of our company for a long time.
It has been named by passengers as 'the world's best airport for low-cost airlines' for two consecutive years at the Skytrax World Airport Awards, and we are proud of its achievements.
We wish the new owners every success and are confident the airport will continue to flourish. We will continue to focus on improving Heathrow, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports.
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