In this article published in the Financial Times on March 29th, RABA CEO Neil Pakey contributes to the discussion about about how lack of support from government undermines its commitment to ‘connectivity’.

The UK Regional and Business Airports (RABA) Group is both saddened and extremely concerned by the collapse of Flybe.

In line with Sustainable Aviation’s recently published long term strategy, RABA Group, the voice of the UK’s smaller regional and business airports, gives full support to UK aviation’s commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2050. 

A new poll of voters in the constituency of Uxbridge & South Ruislip reveals widespread opposition to commercial flights at RAF Northolt, with the vast majority unaware even that the runway was about to re-open.

Belfast City Airport, a member of RABA, has retained the highest accolade for its accessibility services, in an annual report by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The report rates the accessibility services and support for people with reduced mobility across the top 31 airports in the UK.

RABA Member, Doncaster Sheffield Airport is pleased to announce plans to expand its retail offer and customer choice with the planned opening of a new Costa Coffee in late summer 2019.


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.