Timmy ElsewhereDecember 17, 2008 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere6 CommentsAnyone actually know the answer to this one? Will BAA be worth more broken up than it is as a monopoly? previousReally My Lord Archbishop?nextNicola Horlick 6 thoughts on “Timmy Elsewhere” john b December 17, 2008 at 12:34 pm While there’s some truth there – controls on landing fees probably will be lifted when BAA is broken up – he may be overstating the case: Heathrow charges £11.97 per passenger, while Schiphol (which is pretty much its direct competition, in terms of international transfer passengers) charges €13. Matthew December 17, 2008 at 1:14 pm €13 might be about £26 by the time it gets broken up… Mark Wadsworth December 17, 2008 at 2:19 pm Worth more to whom? Better value to paying public = probably a gain to them. Loss of monopoly position = probably a loss to shareholders. That’s the good thing about foreign ownership, politicians don’t care too much what they think. Recusant December 17, 2008 at 5:19 pm It’s the best result for BAA. They are maxed out with debt and being forced by the government to sell rather than coming to the market as a distressed seller will enable them to get a much better price. I know from contacts within BAA’s finance department that they are the opposite of unhappy about this. Letters From A Tory December 18, 2008 at 11:04 am Who cares if they are worth more – in the name of competition and market principles, their monopoly needed to be shattered and it will be. john b December 18, 2008 at 2:12 pm Agreed 100% with LFAT. It’s nice to see the last of Mrs T’s disastrous monopoly privatisations being broken up… Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.