Regional airports in the UK: priorities for connectivity, capacity and investment

6 Apr 2017
Central Birmingham


Guest of Honour: Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive Officer, Birmingham Airport

Please note that this seminar will take place in Central Birmingham.

Sessions at this seminar will focus on regional airport capacity and aviation throughout the UK, following the publication of the Airports Commission report into expansion in the South East in 2015 and the expected government decision later this year.

With the rollout of 11 new domestic routes through government backing underway and following plans for major infrastructure investment in the Midlands, the North and London City Airport, delegates will assess implementation issues and further opportunities for connectivity and economic development in the UK’s major and regional airports.

Planned areas for discussion include strategies for maximising the benefits of airport development for regions, devolved nations and businesses, while further sessions will focus on the effects of development on local traffic, air quality and carbon emissions as cities across the UK begin to introduce Low Emission Zones to manage transport. Discussion will also look at priorities for integrating airports into the transport network as the newly-established Transport for the North (TfN) begins its work on transport governance in the North of England.

At this early stage, we are delighted to include presentations from Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive Officer, Birmingham Airport; James Brass, Partner, York Aviation; Darren Caplan, Chief Executive, Airport Operators Association and Member, Sustainable Aviation Council; Gary Cox, Head of Aviation, Transport Scotland; Tim Johnson, Policy Director, Civil Aviation Authority; Richard Mann, Work Package Lead, Freight & International Gateways, Midlands Connect; Andrew Swaffield, Chief Executive Officer, Monarch Airlines and a speaker confirmed from Business West.

We are pleased that Drew Hendry MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Regional Airports has agreed to chair a session at this seminar.

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