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, Milano, 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. LAirA is a 30-months project (May 2017- Oktober 2019).
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 event brings together European airports, policy makers and transport stakehol
der to present and discuss experiences and prospects on electric mobility solution to improve the sustainability of airports’ landside accessibility.
The LAirA consortium gathered in Milan for the 3rd transnational project meeting. The timing of the meeting fits perfectly with the mobility agenda and policy priorities, as the event was in sync with the European Mobility Week. Hence, LAirA partners had the chance to exchange ideas with the transport community, while also discussing the latest progress of the project.
The first transnational learning meeting of LAirA project was held in Stuttgart, between 28-29 May. Here are the outcomes.
Between 28 and 29 May, the first transnational learning meeting of the LAirA project was held in Stuttgart. This meeting brought together the LAirA consortium to review their work on the action plans for low carbon mobility in airport functional urban areas (FUAs).
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.