Saturday 11 May 2002

Up, up and away

Passenger numbers at BAA's Scottish Airports rose last month by 8.7% compared with a drop in London of 6.3%. At Edinburgh, the rise was a massive 17.2%. But Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are both owned by BAA as a result of how the airports were privatised. I suspect that passengers would be better served if the two airports were under separate ownership. Prestwick has thrived since it was sold for a pittance by BAA who had given up on it.