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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Prague Airport Meets Its Five-Year Climate and Environmental Protection Goal, Lowering Its Carbon Footprint by 9% Compared to 2009

January 8, 2018 - Prague Airport has managed to meet the goal of continuously reducing its carbon footprint with the target of getting 9% below the 2009 figures, which the airport set for itself in 2012. For its measurable results and attempts to engage airport business partners in joint efforts to lower the amount of greenhouse gasses generated by ...

Three times a day to London from Groningen Airport Eelde

December 11, 2017 - As from April 2018 the connection between Groningen and London will be expanded considerably. Flybe, operated by Stobart Air, will fly to London Southend Airport three times a day from Groningen Airport Eelde. The aircraft starts and ends the flights every day at Groningen Airport Eelde. A fantastic development for the airport and for northern ...

Groningen Airport Eelde first European airport where flying with drones is allowed

December 4, 2017 - Groningen Airport Eelde (GAE) is the first European airport where flying with unmanned aircraft, such as drones, is permitted. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment has adapted the regulation for remote controlled aircraft. As a result, the DroneHub GAE can now investigate how drones can be fully integrated into regular air traffic. To achieve this, ...

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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.