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

ANIMA project presented at European Parliament

March 6, 2018 - Brussels, 6 March 2018 - ANIMA project has been presented to policymakers at the European Parliament today. ANIMA stands for Aviation Noise Impact Management through Novel Approaches and is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. Finnish MEP Merja Kyllönen (GUE/NGL) hosted the breakfast meeting during which over 50 guests gathered to hear the ambitious goals of the aircraft noise-tackling initiative. Among the attendees were members of the research community, representatives of the aviation industry and officials of the European Commission and several public authorities.

Limburg and Groningen see opportunities in postponement opening Lelystad Airport

March 5, 2018 - The potential of the airports of both our Dutch members, Beek and Province of Drenthe, in case of the delayed opening of Lelystad Airport was highlighted in the press today. Now that Schiphol is full and the expansion of Lelystad Airport has been postponed, the airports in Groningen and Limburg smell their chance. They will ...

Dublin Airport wins 3 Moodies airport and travel retail digital media awards

February 28, 2018 - Dublin Airport, located in our member region Fingal, is the biggest winner in the category “Airports” of yesterdays “The Moodies – airport and travel retail digital media awards”. Dublin Airport ended first for: “Best Use of Social & Digital Media” “Best Use of Instagram” “Best Twitter Feed” Congratulations! Informing passengers and citizens is crucial in ...

Recent Publications

ARC Annual Report 2016

ARC Annual Report 2016

September 21, 2017 - December 2016 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!

Featured Project



ANIMA stands for Aviation Noise Impact Management through Novel Approaches. The ANIMA project is a people-oriented research project. It aims at identifying and diffusing best practices to lower the noise annoyance endured by communities around airports.

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