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 – October 2019).

Towards smart and low carbon mobility

LAirA Conference

In the framework of the Interreg Central Europe project LAirA (Landside Airport Accessibility), the Airport Regions Conference, the LAirA communication partner, is delighted to invite you to a public conference on the topic of sustainable mobility in airport areas: Towards smart and low carbon mobility. The conference will take place in Brussels, on 23 January 2019, from 09:30 to 16:00, at the Airport Regions Conference offices (Rue Montoyer 21, 1000), 1st-floor conference room. 

Please register here for the LAirA event!

This event will foster an exchange of ideas on sustainable transport modes. It will be a unique opportunity to engage with local and regional authorities from Central Europe and to benefit from the knowledge generated in the LAirA project. The audience will be comprised of local and regional public authorities, European policy-makers, airports, and infrastructure and service providers.

Thank you and we hope you can join us on this occasion. Should you have any questions, please contact us at

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 LAirA action plans

LAirA defines in a transnational policy learning dialogue the action plans for low carbon mobility of airport passenger and employees, taking into consideration multiple types of interventions (the seven LAirA thematic areas) not only related to public transport (competence of authorities), but also to further integrate other low carbon mobility solutions (e.g. e-mobility, car sharing). Strategies for low carbon integration of airports in Functional Urban Areas are defined in a governance process involving airports, authorities, agencies, transport providers, associations & nodes.

In its efforts to enhance the capacities of local and regional authorities, the LAirA  project delivers knowledge through several transnational action plans related to multimodal, smart and low carbon airport access. You can check below the LAirA action plans (subject to availability):

Air-Rail Links Action Plan – This thematic report focuses on action plans from project partners to introduce Air-Rail Links as part of the wider LAirA initiative. In order to read the full report just click on this link: Air-Rail Link 

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