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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) brings together the Competition Commission (CC) and the competition and certain consumer functions of the OFT. The CMA takes on its full powers and responsibilities on 1 April 2014.

BAA airports market investigation

Date of referral: 29.03.07        Statutory deadline: 28.03.09


Final report and Appendices & Glossary

Date published: 19.03.09

Final report
Final report (PDF, 5.1 Mb) 


Appendices & Glossary
(The numbering of the appendices indicates the chapters to which they relate.)
Appendix 1.1: Terms of reference and conduct of the investigation (PDF, 136 Kb) 
Appendix 1.2: The Ferrovial Consortium's acquisition of BAA (PDF, 251 Kb) 
Appendix 1.3: The seven BAA airports (PDF, 126 Kb) 
Appendix 2.1: Breakdown of airport charges at BAA airports, 2007/08 (PDF, 109 Kb) 
Appendix 2.2: Breakdown of other charges at BAA airports, 2007/08 (PDF, 149 Kb) 
Appendix 2.3: UK airports with permission to levy airport charges and/or reporting statistics to the CAA (PDF, 157 Kb) 
Appendix 3.1: Costs to airlines of switching airports (PDF, 261 Kb) 
Appendix 3.2: BAA's pricing policy at its Scottish airports (PDF, 141 Kb) 
Appendix 3.3: Airport competition case studies (PDF, 1.4 Mb) 
Appendix 3.4: Detailed analysis of BAA's Scottish airports (PDF, 4.7 Mb) 
Appendix 3.5: Detailed analysis of BAA's south-east airports (PDF, 4.3 Mb) 
Appendix 4.1: Determinants of technical airport capacity (PDF, 187 Kb) 
Appendix 4.2: Capacity constraints at BAA's London airports (PDF, 886 Kb) 
Appendix 4.3: Airport planning law and policy (PDF, 331 Kb) 
Appendix 4.4: Planning issues and competition in the airports market (PDF, 1.0 Mb) 
Appendix 5.1: Scope for competition between BAA's London airports within current constraints (PDF, 123 Kb) 
Appendix 6.1: CAA comments on regulation and on BAA's performance (PDF, 162 Kb) 
Appendix 6.2: The London Air Traffic Distribution Rules (PDF, 205 Kb) 
Appendix 7.1: Capital expenditure triggers at Heathrow and Gatwick (PDF, 212 Kb) 
Appendix 7.2: Further evidence on capital expenditure at the designated airports (PDF, 290 Kb) 
Appendix 7.3: Financial and investment performance of BAA's non-designated airports (PDF, 311 Kb) 
Appendix 7.4: Views of other airport operators on separate ownership of BAA airports (PDF, 81 Kb) 
Appendix 10.1: The need for the divestiture of two BAA London airports (PDF, 205 Kb) 
Appendix 10.2: Divestiture of Southampton (PDF, 144 Kb) 
Appendix 10.3: Costs and loss of benefits resulting from divestiture remedy (PDF, 399 Kb) 
Appendix 10.4: Customer benefits from competition between Edinburgh and Glasgow airports (PDF, 167 Kb) 
Appendix 10.5: Sale of Gatwick Airport - information requirements (PDF, 144 Kb) 
Appendix 10.6: Interaction of Stansted divestiture and SG2 planning inquiry (PDF, 174 Kb) 
Appendix 10.7: Aberdeen (PDF, 478 Kb) 
Appendix 10.8: Consultation at Stansted (PDF, 214 Kb) 
Appendix 10.9: Detail of proposed measures relating to fairness of treatment (PDF, 76 Kb) 
Appendix 10.10: Potential distortions from the interaction between price-capped and unregulated airports (PDF, 89 Kb) 
Appendix 10.11: Introducing terminal competition at BAA's UK airports (PDF, 184 Kb) 
Glossary (PDF, 123 Kb) 

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