Website of the Liaison Group of UK Airport Consultative Committees
Consultation at Airports


Committees participating in the Liaison Group

London Heathrow
London Gatwick
London Stansted
London Luton
Belfast International
Bristol International
East Midlands
Liverpool John Lennon
Belfast City
London City
Leeds Bradford
Glasgow Prestwick
Cardiff Wales



AIRPORTS can be powerful generators in the economy both nationally and locally. But they are also a source of noise and other pollution and they can be deleterious in the wider environment. So for some of their neighbours, and those who serve or represent them, they can be a mixed blessing. Through consultation and dialogue comes the understanding and compromise which allows many of the problems to be solved or at least mitigated. Along with the representation of passenger interests, this is the key role of an Airport Consultative Committee. Click here for more information and visit also our Statutory Framework page.

What is the Liaison Group?

Since 1980 the Chairmen and Secretaries of the Consultative Committees of the larger Airports have met annually to share experience and to discuss matters of common interest.  There are now twenty-one committees in this group.  Held at a different Airport each year, this meeting is arranged and serviced by the Secretariat of the Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee.  The latest meeting, on 2/4 July 2004, was held at Birmingham International Airport

Between meetings most committees in the Group share in arrangements aimed at ensuring they are informed in good time of the wider issues and consultations bearing on their work.

New Guidelines for Airport Consultative Committees were issued in December 2003.

Click here for details


Pictures by kind permission of Belfast City, Birmingham, East MIdlands, Liverpool John Lennon and London City Airports, Cambridge University, John Paul Photography, Joe Curry and Stuart Innes



This site aims to provide:

 information on the role and functions of airport consultative committees

contact details for individual committees

information on current aviation issues

links to other useful websites

if required, webpages for individual committees


The Future of Air Transport

Click here for more information on the White Paper


Click here for information on the last Liaison Meeting in Birmingham.

The next meeting will be held in Bristol in June 2004

Liaison Group of UK Airport Consultative Committees


Page Last Modified:4th January 2004