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Stansted sold for £1.5bn

The company formerly known as BAA is to sell Stansted airport to the Manchester Airports group for £1.5 billion. The deal means the company will be responsible for just four UK airports compared with its original seven.

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Stansted is UK's fourth busiest airport

  • UK's fourth busiest airport serving more than 17 million passengers per year
  • Home to 14 airlines serving more than 150 destinations in 32 countries
  • Capacity to serve 35 million passengers per year
  • More than 10,000 people work at Stansted including 1,400 airport employees
  • Serves more European destinations than any airport in the world

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