The Airport Regions Conference (ARC) is an association of regional and local authorities across Europe with an international airport situated within or near their territories. The ARC brings together a wide range of expertise at the interface of air transport and local and regional policies. A common concern is to balance the economic benefits generated by the airports with their environmental impact.


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Latest News

New report reveals ‘true cost’ of air fare distribution – report available

December 1, 2017 - A new report commissioned by the European Travel Technology Services Association (ETTSA) and ECTAA (European Travel Agents and Tour Operators Association) dismantles the fact that direct distribution is ‘cheaper’ for an airline than indirect distribution. Download: Airline Distribution Costs – Infrata  

Taking the green ways to Warsaw – LAirA gets “mobilised”

November 24, 2017 - Warsaw –  24 November 2017 – The second transnational meeting of the Landside Airports Accessibility (LAirA) project was held in Warsaw, between 22-24 November. Project partners had the opportunity to showcase their efforts that led to the first key deliverables of the project. Additionally, partners had the chance to take part in a study visit of the Warsaw/ Modlin Airport.

Airport Access Conference 2017: a success for air-rail intermodality

November 16, 2017 - Brussels – 16 November 2017 – The Airport Access Conference 2017, an event jointly organised by Airport Regions Conference (ARC) and Global AirRail Alliance (GARA), took place on 14th of November 2017, in Brussels. Aviation and air-rail stakeholders, such as airport regions, airports, airlines and railways, gathered to exchange knowledge on surface access and new ...

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Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2016

September 21, 2017 - Check out the latest achievements of the Airport Regions Conference: new members, new European projects, new communication strategy. We are proud to say that 2016 was a year of growth!

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LAirA (Landside Airports Accessibility) is a new Interreg Central Europe project that has started in May 2017. The Airport Regions conference is participating to this project as the communication partner, being in charge of the communication work package. The ARC’s role is to lead the communication activities of the project, to disseminate the LAirA outcomes and to manage the stakeholders involved in the project.

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The ARC is the legitimate voice of regions and municipalities in aviation related debates. Join us and be part of an interregional platform of cooperation.