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.
municipality of 18th district of budapest, lead partner, hungary
city of dubrovnik development agency, croatia
Budapest airport ltd, hungary
dubrovnik airport ltd, croatia
airport regions conference, communication partner, belgium
city of poznan, poland
The first transnational learning meeting of LAirA project was held in Stuttgart, between 28-29 May. Here are the outcomes.
To promote previous European research efforts in the field of airport access and low carbon mobility, we had a look back at another Interreg project, titled dAIR (Decarbonising Airport Regions).
The Landside Airports Accessibility (LAirA) has officially commenced.This is an Interreg Central Europe funded project that aims to improve capacities for mobility planning in airport landside areas to lower CO2 emissions.