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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Airport Regions Conference stresses the massive significance of the Brexit outcome for aviation

November 9, 2018 - Vienna, 9 November 2018 – The Brexit outcome will be highly consequential for the future of air travel in Europe, as well as its impact on the regions which have an airport on their territories. This was one of the conclusions of the Airport Regions Conference (ARC) autumn assembly.

Aerial ropeways as alternative form of transport for airport access

July 10, 2018 - Presentation of Henrik Rothe, Senior Lecturer in Air Transport Management at the Cranfield University in the UK, on the aerial ropeways as alternative form of transport for airport access. It is an extract from the proceedings compiled as a follow-up of the event on airport access in November 2017 organised by Global AirRail Alliance and ...

What can local communities do to support air cargo?

July 6, 2018 - This extract from “Air cargo in airport regions” presents what can local communities do to support air cargo. It covers the following topics: Location criteria for the air cargo industry as well as new trends around airports and what can be done.

Recent Publications

LAirA Action Plan: Air-Rail Link

LAirA Action Plan: Air-Rail Link

September 25, 2018 - September 2018 LAirA addresses the specific and significant challenge of the multimodal, smart and low carbon mobility integration of airports in the mobility systems of Functional Urban Areas (FUAs) of Central Europe (CE). Airports are key assets of CE FUAs and important transnational transport gateways for CE citizens. The magnitude and growing trend of air traffic (on average 10% per year in the EU) requires actions for the improved and sustainable landside accessibility of FUAs to airports.

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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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.