News

Montserrat Barriga has been appointed as the new Director General of the European Regional Airlines Association (ERA). She will take up her position on 1 November 2017.

Responses to the DfT Aviation Strategy Consultation need to be submitted by 13th October, 2017. RABA Group will be preparing a response and if any members would like to input then please let us know. 

In the annual airports survey carried out by Which? consumer group, the Best and Worst small UK airports were revealed. The top 5 airports in the small airports results table are all RABA members. 

The Smart Peripheral and Remote Airports (SPARA) 2020 project is a 3 Year €2.4m Project co funded by the Northern Periphery and Artic Programme 2014 – 2020. It is designed to address some of the challenges facing Peripheral and Remote Airports such as sustaining, future-proofing and delivering community and regional resilience and connectivity.

The SPARA 2020 free email newsletter covers all these issues, contains useful data and can be a very helpful resource. Click here for an example newsletter and to sign up for future newsletters go to the SPARA website and scroll to the bottom of the page. 

George Best Belfast City airport has been shortlisted for one of the most prestigious global marketing awards in aviation for a second successive year, with a nomination for the ‘Under 4 Million Passenger’ category of the World Routes Marketing Awards. 

The airport was also revealed to be one of two that were top in the UK for punctuality. On average, flights departing the airport were delayed by just ten minutes. A significantly lower figure than that recorded at other UK airports, with the worst delays averaging 27 minutes.

RABA is pleased to announce the appointment of RPS as a sponsor. RPS is one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancies advising on all aspects of the Built & Natural Environment.

The Regional and Business Airports Group have submitted a policy agendum to Government which sets out measures we believe will enable smaller airports across the UK to respond positively to Brexit.

Three new airports have now joined the Regional and Business Airports group - George Best Belfast City, Pembrey and Southampton.

Heathrow and RABA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure slots will be secured for regional air services.

Just published and with some interesting acknowledgements of special challenges of smaller and regional airports.