The main role and responsibilities of the Airports Division include the formulation and implementation of Irish Airports Policy, corporate governance of daa and Shannon Group, the administration of a number of financial support schemes for the regional airports and regional air services serving those airports.
The overall objective is the sustainable development of airports to ensure appropriate levels of connectivity to support Ireland’s economic and social goals in line with the National Aviation Policy.
Functions currently being carried out by Airports Division include:
liaising with U.S. authorities on on-going U.S. preclearance issues at Shannon and Dublin Airports
chairing the bi-annual National Facilitation (FAL) Committee which comprises key stakeholders in the aviation sector with the overall aim of improving the passenger experience at our airports and ensuring implementation of the FAL (link is external) programme
publication of statistical information on the Department’s website, including passenger numbers, new routes, cargo carried and airport commercial movements