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[Sky News] A consortium wins the race to land the airport in London’s Docklands and pledges to continue expansion efforts.

City Airport's expansion plans have endured turbulence on pollution grounds

City Airport’s expansion plans have endured turbulence on pollution grounds. Image courtesy: Sky News

A consortium including Canadian pension funds and Kuwait’s investment arm is to pay around £2bn for London City Airport.

The business was put up for sale last summer by Global Infrastructure Partners – the private equity firm – which paid a third of that sum when it acquired the airport in 2006.

In that time, passenger numbers have doubled to 4.3 million in 2015 – an 18% rise on the previous year’s total – but Global’s ambitions for the site in the Docklands area have been largely thwarted.

London’s mayor Boris Johnson has sided with campaigners who fear that City’s plans to double passenger traffic by 2030 will mean more noise and pollution.

The consortium – made up of the Ontario Teachers, Borealis and Aimco pension funds and Kuwait’s Wren House – said in a statement it was “committed to the responsible, long-term ownership and development of London City Airport to ensure its continued strong position and reputation as a key airport for London”.

The statement added:……

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Sky News
26th February, 2016


[BBC News] A deal has been struck to sell Edinburgh Airport to the owner of Gatwick and London City airports for £807m.

BAA was ordered to sell either Glasgow or Edinburgh by on competition grounds

BAA was ordered to sell either Glasgow or Edinburgh by on competition grounds

Global Infrastructure Partnership (GIP) has beaten off competition from a consortium led by another infrastructure investor, JP Morgan Asset Management.

The operator BAA was ordered to sell either Edinburgh or Glasgow airports.

The sale price is payable in full at closing of the deal, expected in May.

Edinburgh Airport was put on the market by its owner BAA last October, after the Competition Commission ruled that it had to sell either Edinburgh or Glasgow.

The winning price, expected to be paid at the end of May, is considerably more than had been expected.

It is thought that GIP intends to improve the speed at which passengers move through the airport at check-in, security and baggage handling, and to link the Scottish capital with new routes.

Its investment pattern is to sell the asset on after about seven years…..

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23 April 2012
BBC News