• From The BBC:

    Virgin Atlantic has confirmed it is interested in being part of a consortium to buy Gatwick Airport.
    Its comments come two weeks after the Competition Commission said in an interim ruling that BAA may have to sell three of its UK airports.
    Although the Commission does not release its full report until next year, it added that BAA may need to sell two of its three London airports.
    BAA has ruled out selling Heathrow, which leaves Gatwick and Stansted.
    ‘Investment talks’
    Virgin Atlantic owner, Sir Richard Branson, told the Daily Telegraph that “we are open to being courted by anyone who is interested in bidding” for Gatwick.

    The Competition Commission is expected to make its final judgement in February next year.
    According to press reports, Virgin Atlantic has already spoken to a number of potential co-bidders, including investment groups in the Middle East.
    If BAA is forced to sell Gatwick, the likely asking price would be more than £2bn, analysts have said.
    Gatwick handles a…

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