ARC: a platform of excellence in knowledge sharing


ARC not only aims at exchanging information and sharing knowledge but also at gaining new insights in the airport planning process to support decision making. ARC is frequently producing studies and special reports on current and burning subjects, often as result of the work in the different project groups.

For further information on any ARC publication, feel free to contact the ARC Secretariat at

Check our studies and reports in our Publications Catalogue.


Air Connectivity in European Regions

December 2017

This paper was issued in the light of an event on air transport connectivity organised by ARC and hosted by Estonian Member of European Parliament (MEP) Urmas Paet on 5 December 2017 in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

ARC Annual Report 2016

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!

Air Cargo in Airport Regions

February 2016

This study aims to deepen understanding of the air cargo industry. The main aspects discussed in this study are: how air cargo works and who are the main players; the main issues and trends air cargo has to face; the way air cargo impacts territories and local communities.

ARC Annual Report 2015

December 2015

Take a look back at our achievements in 2015, amongst which we remark that great progress on noise regulation has been made and another EU project has been finalised.

A New Environmental Deal for Airport Regions

December 2015

This report presents the outcomes of the ARC Annual General Meeting, which took place in June 2015, in the Oslo – Akershus region. It was published in January 2016 and covers different environmental aspects, such as transportation challenges, air pollution, climate change and more.

Quality of Life in Airport Regions

April 2014

The Quality of Life in Airport Regions (QLAIR) project was initiated in 2007 by the Province of Noord-Holland and the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. A group of airport regions, all members of the Airport Regions Conference (ARC), has completed a number of projects which resulted in recommendations for improving the quality of life for citizens in the region.

The Economic Impact of Airports

February 2014

Regions can be entirely against the presence of an airport, but sometimes an airport completely ignores the existence of a region. An airport is nothing without the airlines, and this also has to play a part and collaborate with the other two. The ARC tries to identify common ground for successful strategies, aiming for a balanced triangle, where all the actors are working together. Of course, this is not an easy job, but it can be done.

ARC Annual Report 2013

December 2013

In 2013 we have continued on our path to bringing regional representatives of airport areas together. We have organised conferences in which our members learnt about the importance of territorial marketing as well as the role of the link between airports and regions in terms of economic and social development. We have been present at EU level and our input into legislation is making a difference in our members’ regions and beyond.

Funding for Airports Regions

July 2013

We have the pleasure to present to you twelve programmes that, in one way or another, are addressing the concerns that we have for our regions. Get started right away, and make the European airport regions get the funding they deserve.