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BAA Limited: Private limited company that operates numerous airports in the United Kingdom, formerly the nationally-run British Airports Authority before being privatised by Margaret Thatcher's government.
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- Airport : Civil, private or military facility for aircraft to take off, land, and often be maintained, minimally comprising a runway or other take-off and landing space, but often much larger and including aircraft hangars, air traffic control towers and terminals.
- United Kingdom : Constitutional monarchy which includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- Gatwick Airport : (IATA code: LGW) Two-terminal airport serving London based near Crawley, with both domestic and short-haul and long-haul international flights.
- Heathrow Airport : (IATA code: LHR) Busiest airport in the United Kingdom, located 14 miles west from central London. Formerly a military airfield, it is currently operated by BAA Limited, the privatised British Airports Authority.