Over the past five years, so-called 'low fare airlines' have had a very strong impact on the development of regional airports, which has encouraged employment and tourism. Regional governments, who are responsible for maintaining the prosperity and well being of the Region's inhabitants, have acknowledged the growing importance of these regional airports.
This is why the Assembly of European Regions decided to pursue its work in the field of aviation with this Conference, dedicated to the success factors for the development of regional airports. The aim was to assess the role of low fare airlines in this development, the potential offered by public-private partnerships and the conditions to ensure a sustainable development of airports in the European Regions. The role of EU rules on state aid was also be debated.
Below, you will find all necessary information related to the Conference. For more information on AER actitivities in the field of regional aviation, please click here.
list of participants
Follow-up of the conference: Presentations
Presentation by Richard Kämpf, Executive Board Member of BAK Basel Economics: The relation between a Regions' Accessibility and Economic Growth
Presentation by Bart de Boer General Manager of Eindhoven Airport: The business model of Eindhoven Airport
Presentation by John Hanlon, secretary general of ELFAA (European Low Fares Airlines Association): The specific business model of Low Fare Airlines
Presentation by Councillor Roger Walters region Essex (GB): The economic gains of having an airport in a regional growth area
Presentation by Mihai Patrascu, Region of Maramures (Ro):The potential of the Baia Mare regional airport in Eastern Europe
Presentation by Jan Smeekens, General Manager Economic Development Corporation Eindhoven Area (NL): The Importance of Regional Airports for Regional Business
Presentation by Mr Konopinski, Consultant of the Board - Poznan Airport (PL): The Business Model of a Regional Airport in Middle- and Eastern Europe