Landside Airports Accessibility
LAirA addressed the specific and significant challenge of the multimodal, smart and low carbon mobility integration of airports and airport landside access in the mobility systems of Central Europe. The project’s objective was to reduce the energy use and the environmental impacts of transport activities in airports and hinterlands.
LAirA integrated seven key thematic areas: Electric mobility, Air-Rail links, Walking & cycling, Shared mobility, Intelligent Transport Systems, Wayfinding, Road Public Transport.
LAirA was financially supported by the European Union’s Interreg Central Europe programme, which is an EU cohesion policy programme that encouraged cooperation beyond borders. LAirA was a 30-month project with a total budget of €2.3 million.
Official website: interreg-central.eu/Content.Node/LAirA.html
Cleaner airports, decarbonized regions
The goal of dAIR was to improve the surface accessibility to airport zones and the CO2 neutrality of airport operator activities. The project paid special attention to the optimal involvement of business R&D communities in creating well connected green airports.
dAIR looked at how can the carbon from surface access and airport operations be reduced. These two together account for about half of the carbon footprint. Through study visits and workshops, as well as stakeholder forums, the 14 member organizations were able to exchange experience and see what reduction solutions had been used and had worked at other airports and how they could be applied to their own.
Please check the official dAIR website for more information: http://www.dairproject.eu/