Rigby Group

Unleashing the potential of the regional airport 


Regional airports are vitally important to the economic development of regions in which they are located. Regional & City Airports (RCA)’s vision is to help 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 much larger airports.


RCA is the leading player in the UK regional airport sector and is taking advantage of the lack of capacity at major airports to demonstrate how regional airports can ease the strain.

Led by a team with proven commercial and operational expertise in both the airport and airline sectors, we own Bournemouth Airport, Coventry Airport, Exeter Airport and Norwich Airport, and operate Solent Airport Daedalus on behalf of their owners.

We also operate XLR Executive Jet Centres, the renowned boutique fixed-base operator business. XLR has centres at Birmingham, Bournemouth, Exeter and Liverpool airports.


RCA has built a reputation as an efficient, safe and capable operator, driving improvements to route development, commercial revenues, operating costs and capital investment in order to deliver a consistently sound commercial return.

Increasingly able to leverage significant buying power and shared expertise, we continue to actively seek additional growth opportunities in both its airport and XLR portfolios, and consistently promotes the enormous social and economic benefits offered by regional airports in the UK.