RABA News and Events

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. 

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

RABA sponsor AeroParker have won a 10 year contract with Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to supply a robust e-commerce platform for its parking operation.

HubLAB, the Heathrow Connectivity Conference, has been created in joint venture between anna.aero and the 40-airport Regional and Business Airports Group (RABA) to provide an intensive examination of new route propositions for an expanded Heathrow, including the planned new runway.

In one of the first announced appearances since her appointment as Aviation Minister in October, Baroness Sugg has accepted an invitation to officially open the 3rd British-Irish Airports EXPO and the Annual Conference of RABA.