Airports are assets and transnational transport gateways for citizens. The magnitude and growing trend of air traffic (10 percent per year in the EU) requires actions for the landside accessibility of functional urban areas (FUAs) to airports.  LAirA (Landside Airport Accessibility) addresses the multimodal, smart and low carbon mobility integration of airports in the mobility systems of functional urban areas. The project aims to reduce energy use and environmental impacts of transport activities by changing mobility behaviours of airport passengers and employees and by creating novel strategies in low carbon mobility planning for local authorities.

It targets the 56 million passengers and 39 000 employees of the airport systems in Vienna, Budapest, Warsaw, Bologna, Stuttgart, Dubrovnik and Poznan. LAirA focuses in particular on building capacities of local and regional authorities and airports, to jointly plan and implement low carbon mobility solutions in a transnational and comprehensive approach which integrates seven key thematic areas: electric mobility, air-rail links, walking and cycling, shared mobility, information technology systems, wayfinding and road public transport.

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Project duration

Start Date

May 2017

End Date

October 2019

Transnational learning meeting on action plans for low carbon mobility in airport FUAs

28-29 May, Stuttgart, Germany

Between 28 and 29 May, the first transnational learning meeting of the LAirA project will be held in Stuttgart. This meeting will bring together the LAirA consortium to review their work on the action plans for low carbon mobility in airport functional urban areas (FUAs). 

The action plans are closely related to the LAirA's specific objective to improve capacities for mobility planning in FUAs and to lower CO2 emissions. Seven key thematic areas are at the core of the action plans: electric mobility, air-rail links, walking & cycling (soft mobility), shared mobility, intelligent transport systems, wayfinding and road public transport. All these themes will be discussed in-depth with the purpose of setting up the steps to be taken and the timeline to be followed towards planning low carbon mobility services and changing behaviour of targeted stakeholders.