The Airport Regions Conference (ARC) is an association of regional and local authorities across Europe with an international airport situated within or near its territory. 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

H2020 project kicks off to mitigate the impact of aviation noise: ANIMA – Aviation Noise Impact Management through novel Approaches

November 9, 2017 - Paris -25 October 2017 – ANIMA project has officially started. ANIMA is a project funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union which aims to mitigate the impact of aviation noise through novel approaches. On the occasion of the project’s kick-off meeting, all ANIMA partners have gathered in Paris to proceed with the start-up activities. The coordinators of three other related projects, ARTEM, RUMBLE and AERIALIST, joined the meeting in order to strengthen European inter-project cooperation. The project manager of INEA (Innovation & Networks Executive Agency) was also present and contributed to raise awareness on the research policy on transport in H2020.

Commercial electric airplanes – a reality by 2025

September 25, 2017 - Dag Falk-Petersen, the chairman of Norwegian airport operator Avinor, asserts that it is "highly realistic" that electric planes will fly commercial flights by 2025. He implies that Norwar could lead the transition towards a more sustainable aviation industry that depends on electrification. 

Berlin votes to keep Tegel Airport open

September 25, 2017 - a majority of voters in Berlin opted in a non-binding referendum on Sunday for keeping the city's Tegel airport open, complicating the legal and political situation surrounding the airport's closure.

Recent Publications

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!

Featured Project



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.

Become an ARC Member

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.