It certainly looks that way.
The business and political arguments for splitting up the world’s largest airport group – BAA’s seven airports dwarf every other group according to the Airline Business airport financial ranking – seem to become more compelling as each week goes by.
The troubles at BAA have been severe over the past months.
The security woes at all three London airports, with Heathrow particularly in the spotlight, has highlighted investment and planning failures that a company of this stature should have been able to handle better. Yes, the rules and regulations are not of BAA’s making, but dealing with them is.
This past week has seen a climate change protest that has propelled BAA into limelight it would choose to avoid.
But Ferrovial, the Spanish group that owns BAA, need not worry. Buyers are reportedly dead keen on buying bits of the BAA empire with the acquisitive Dubai Aerospace already throwing their hat in the ring.