Heathrow Airport Holdings had to sell Stansted as a result of a ruling by the Competition Commission.
The sale is due to be completed next month
Heathrow Airport Holdings chief executive Colin Matthews said: “Stansted Airport and its people have been part of our company for a long time.
“We wish the new owners every success and are confident the airport will continue to flourish. We will continue to focus on improving Heathrow, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports.”
Heathrow Airport Holdings is owned by an international consortium led by Spanish infrastructure group Ferrovial.
The Competition Commission ruled in 2009 that the then BAA had to sell both Stansted and Gatwick due to concerns over a lack of competition between London’s three main airports, which, led by Heathrow, were all owned by the same company.
19th Jan, 2012