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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.

In the second of a series of analyses leading up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, anna.aero have taken a look at trends in domestic links to Europe’s largest hub airport. 

Regional and Business Airports Group Member George Best Belfast City Airport has received international recognition for its Excellence in Airport Marketing at the Routes Europe Conference in Bilbao.

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.

Work as part of a £15 million upgrade project to improve the passenger experience at RABA member, George Best Belfast City Airport is now underway.

The major infrastructure investment includes an upgrade of the airport’s departure lounge, incorporating its retail, food and beverage offering.

In a recent article in Business Travel News, Neil Pakey, Chairman of the Regional and Business Airports Group talks about levelling the commercial playing field for the UK’s smaller airports.

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.