The CC has confirmed its provisional view (published in March 2011) that BAA will be required to sell Stansted followed by either Edinburgh or Glasgow airports.
The CC had been considering whether any material change in circumstance had occurred since it published its final report on BAA in March 2009 that should cause it to revise the findings in the final report. That report set out the requirement to divest three airports including Gatwick, which was sold in December 2009. The CC's final report had been under review after a legal challenge that ended with the Court of Appeal reinstating the findings, and the Supreme Court refusing BAA’s application for permission to appeal further.
In confirming its provisional view, the CC stated that it remains of the belief that divesting two further airports will benefit passengers and airlines, and that the divestments are still justified despite the Government's decision not to build extra runway capacity at any of London's airports.