Airports provide essential infrastructure for air transport; increasingly they are traded by investors but are subject to economic and safety regulation as well as Government policies and procedures. Whilst usually profitable, airports can be capital hungry, and many have specialist operational and commercial arrangements as well as stringent community and environmental controls.

Airports for Sale

Never before have so many airports been for sale in the UK; there are two main reasons for this as follows

  1. BAA Ltd forced disposal of airport assets; under the terms of a recent Competition Commission (CC) report BAA will be obliged to sell three airports namely Gatwick, Stansted, Edinburgh or Glasgow

    In fact Gatwick was put up for sale in 2008 pending the CC report. However the timing of all the sales has been thrown into disarray by BAA’s appeal against the CC’s findings

  2. Investors alledgedly wishing to improve liquidity/reduce debt by selling existing airport holdings in whole or in part. Examples of this are as follows Bristol Airport is reported to be for sale though this has not been confirmed by the owners. Peel Group is seeking external investors for its Airport Group (Liverpool John Lennon, Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, and Durham Tees Valley).
    Coventry Airport is for sale
    Humberside Airport was also up for sale


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Airport Experts provides a one stop shop for those wanting advice concerning airports for sale – whether as managers, buyers and sellers, or customers and other business partners.

Airport Experts is a group of individuals with complementary expertise; they have held a wide range of airport senior manager and Director roles. Their CVs are provided on the link below.

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