STANSTED UPDATE: EasyJet director welcomes airport sale

BUDGET airline easyJet has twisted the knife into Stansted Airport owners BAA saying that a forthcoming sale of the airport will “improve service quality”.

Following the news that the Essex hub is to be sold, along with Glasgow or Edinburgh, in line with a Competition Commission report in 2009, easyJet’s UK director Paul Simmons, said: “We support the efforts of the commission to improve outcomes for passengers in the London and Scotland airport markets.

“Millions of our passengers travel through these regions each year, and we hope that they will have a better experience at these airports with a change in ownership.

“The sale should encourage more timely, well designed and cost effective investment, which will improve service quality and lower charges. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with the new owners of these airports”.