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Press Release 1700 – 1st May 2019

RABA Group welcomes rejection of High Court challenge to Heathrow Expansion

The UK Regional and Business Airports (RABA) Group, which represents 39 of the UK’s smaller regional and local Airports with scheduled pax throughputs of less than 3 million passengers per annum, welcomes today’s High Court decision and trusts that it will allow Heathrow Airport Limited to focus on delivering their third runway project, creating opportunities for enhanced regional links to the UK’s national hub, offering amongst the best network of international connections of any airport in the World.

RABA is happy to announce the appointment of Colas Danmark A/S  as a RABA sponsor. Colas Danmark A/S are experts in the preservation and extension of the service life of asphalt pavements. 

The November edition of Regional Gateway magazine features an article by RABA Chairman Neil Pakey. Neil talks about Heathrow's third runway and its impact on regional airports in the UK. 

A survey undertaken by Admiral Insurance, which was reported in many national newspapers, compares the drive-up price for two weeks car parking across 27 UK airports.

The results show that 10 of the 15 airports offering the lowest comparative price, were RABA members, whereas only one of the dozen most expensive were, demonstrating once again the significant advantages to air travellers of using their smaller local airports wherever possible. 

RABA have issued the following response to the Heathrow Commitment. 

From the 4th June, flying three-times weekly, VLM Airlines will, for the first time, provide the people of Aberdeen with a direct service to Belgium.

The anna.aero-RABA HubLAB Heathrow Connectivity Conference took place at the third British-Irish Airports EXPO on 12 June in collaboration with the 40 UK airports of the Regional And Business Airports Group (RABA). The EXPO, which was hosted by Heathrow at London Olympia, was attended by more than 3,095 visitors from 12-13 June. 

In an article on 12 June regarding Heathrow expansion, The Sun newspaper referenced an open letter sent by air bosses including RABA Chairman, Neil Pakey. An excerpt from the letter can be found here

Doncaster Council has given the green light for the further expansion of Aero Centre Yorkshire - the 1,600 acre site around Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA), a member of the RABA Group.

The expansion will see up to 600,000 sq ft of office, general industry, storage and distribution space developed with the potential to create up to 800 jobs for the area.

RABA Member Inverness Airport will open up a series of new routes this summer providing a valuable economic boost for the region. Aviation Minister Baroness Sugg celebrates this continued success for the airport and meets businesses benefitting from the new global links.