Regional airports are vitally important to the economic development of the areas they serve. Rigby Group’s Regional & City Airports (RCA) division enables regional airports to prosper through effective management and collaboration, offering access to economies of scale and experience typically enjoyed only by larger airports.
RCA has built a reputation as an efficient, safety-conscious and highly capable operator, driving improvements to route development, commercial revenues, operating costs and capital investment and delivering consistently sound commercial returns.
We also operate renowned boutique fixed-base operator business XLR Executive Jet Centres. XLR has centres at Birmingham, Bournemouth, Exeter and Liverpool airports.
Led by a team with proven commercial and operational expertise in both the airport and airline sectors, our airports are in four locations:
- Bournemouth Airport
- Coventry Airport
- Exeter Airport
- Norwich Airport
RCA also operates an airport management business, drawing on the group’s expertise to offer tailored solutions to third party asset owners.
As a leading player in the UK regional airport sector, RCA offers airlines, operators and aviation businesses a compelling alternative to traditional congested airports. It demonstrates the role regional airports have to play in the future of aviation in the UK and the enormous social and economic benefits of thriving regional airports.
RCA’s commitment to reaching net zero emissions by 2040 will foster a greener and more sustainable future for the British aviation sector. RCA’s regional airports will become hubs for research and development, fostering collaboration between academia, industry, and government bodies to develop cleaner aviation solutions.
“The Group’s airports play a core role in supporting the wider aviation ecosystem, working closely with operators, businesses and communities. Through our commitment to net zero by 2040 and a range of strategic partnerships across the UK, we aim to influence and assist the broader aviation industry to make significant strides toward a greener and more sustainable future.”