Helping regional airports to prosper through effective management and collaboration.

Regional & City Airports (RCA) has built a reputation as an efficient and safe commercial airports operator, driving improvements to route development, commercial revenues, operating costs and capital investment to deliver a consistently sound commercial return. RCA currently owns and operates Norwich International Airport, Exeter Airport, Bournemouth Airport and Coventry Airport and holds management contracts for Blackpool International Airport, Solent Airport and City of Derry Airport. RCA also owns and operates XLR Executive Jet Centres.

The vision behind RCA is to help smaller regional airports to prosper through effective management and collaboration – enabling them to benefit from the economies of scale and sharing of best practice traditionally enjoyed by larger hub airports. As RCA grows it is increasingly able to leverage significant buying power and shared expertise and is becoming a leading player in the UK regional airport sector, taking advantage of the lack of capacity at major hub airports

in the UK to demonstrate how regional airports can ease the strain, through effective management and operation.

In 2016, Rigby Group Corporate aviation brand was rebranded as XLR Executive Jet Centres – providing premium passenger services at RCA airports. XLR delivers a seamless, priority car-to-plane transit experience for private passengers supported by a VIP concierge service.

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Connecting directly to over 60 destinations