British Airways is retreating from its position that BAA should be broken up (ATWOnline, March 12), according to a letter the carrier sent to the UK Competition Commission that was obtained by The Independent. BA wrote that it now is "concerned that ownership separation may prove counterproductive in so far as it diverts BAA management attention away from expansion of runway capacity or creates uncertainty around the status of government policy, thereby jeopardizing construction of a new ...

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