UK Dept. for Transport yesterday announced it intends to de-designate Manchester Airport because it "does not have, and is not likely to acquire, substantial market power," but that London Stansted will continue to be regulated. The decisions follow advice from CAA and two public consultations. In July, CAA recommended to DfT that STN also should be de-designated. "The airports in the southeast are now operating at almost full capacity. This is bad for passengers in terms of delays, ...

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