Runways UK

Organiser: Runways Events
Location: Manchester Airport

Core event themes:

Is the consultation on south east airports expansion relevant to the regions?

What role can regional airports play in improving the UK's connectivity?


Registration and refreshments


Charlie Cornish, Group Chief Executive, Manchester Airports Group

Welcome address, and how MAG airports can help boost both regional and national connectivity with new air services in the short and medium term.


David Laws, Chief Executive Officer, Newcastle International Airport

Connecting the North East to the global economy.


Andrew Lobbenberg, Head of European Transport Team, HSBC

A look at the first phase of the Commission's work from an airline perspective, addressing topics such as whether airlines want more capacity in the South East; how airlines choose and develop their routes; the regulatory environment and limits to Government, EU and IATA levers to influence the aviation sector.


Tea break


Sir Howard Davies, Chair, Airports Commission

Sir Howard will address the Airports Commission's work to date; he will also speak about the Commission's consultation on its three shortlisted options for additional capacity.


Sir Richard Leese, chair of the cabinet of Core Cities UK

Key aviation issues for the regions: a collated summary of regional stakeholder viewpoints and concerns.


Q&A with Sir Howard Davies

An opportunity for delegates to address questions to Sir Howard on the work of the Airports Commission and to express views to inform the consultation.



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