10 JANUARY 2011


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Article from BTNews 10 JANUARY 2011

Stansted gets new Managing Director

BAA has confirmed the appointment of Nick Barton as Stansted Airport Managing Director.  Barton has been performing the role on an interim basis since the departure of David Johnston at the end of November.  Of all the BAA airports the Essex operation is under the most pressure with passenger numbers running at less than 20m per annum, well below the 2007 peak of 24m.

On another front in March 2009 the Competition Commission decided that BAA Ltd (BAA) should sell its two lesser London airports, that is Gatwick and Stansted.  Events overtook the decision and Gatwick was disposed of.  As regards Stansted BAA appealed and the matter has been referred to the High Court.  BAA has to prove that the circumstances have changed over the last 18 months in order for the Spanish-owned company to retain tenure.  It is thought that a judgment will be made before the end of March. www.stanstedairport.com

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