Air traffic rights for scheduled air services
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Scheduled air services must be operated in accordance with:
Third country air operators applying to operate scheduled air services to, from and/or through Ireland:
Cooperative arrangements (for example code sharing) on scheduled air services are permitted in accordance with:
If no such agreement is in place, such arrangements may be authorised extra-bilaterally.
Third country air operators marketing (for example code sharing) on scheduled air services to, from and/or through Ireland must be granted authorisation to do so beforehand.
Civil Air Ireland processes applications for air traffic rights based on IATA summer and winter seasons:
Applications must be submitted a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the intended commencement date of the scheduled air services for:
• stops for non-traffic purposes; and
• flights to, from and/or through Ireland.
If possible, a greater notice period is appreciated.
Such an application must also detail those air operators intending to market (e.g. code share) on the proposed operated scheduled air services.
Civil Air Ireland in the Department of Transport is available to answer queries and process applications for air traffic rights to, from and/or through Ireland, during regular office hours.
Office hours (times are GMT)
|Monday to Thursday||0915hrs – 1730hrs|
|Friday||0915hrs – 1715hrs|
|Weekends and holidays||The email address detailed below is monitored by a duty officer during these periods|
|Primary telephone||00353 1 604 1048|
|Secondary telephone||00353 1 604 1455|
|Postal address||Air Traffic Rights, Civil Air Ireland, Aviation Services Division, Department of Transport, Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, Ireland, D02 TR60|
Applications must be submitted, using the appropriate form(s) only and additional paperwork as required.
Emails are the preferred medium of correspondence.
In order to comply with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) , please ensure no personal information pertaining to aircrew and passengers is supplied as part of an application for air traffic rights, apart from the personal information specifically requested on the application form.
Overflights and stops for non-traffic purposes can be included on the supplementary application form, with details provided in the notes section.
This application process is for the granting of air traffic right only, and does not remove any other requirements laid down by other agencies, airports and stakeholders.
Application Form - Scheduled Air Services
Supplementary Form - Routes, Frequencies and Leased Aircraft
Should any proposed scheduled air services involve operations beyond fourth freedoms, a supplementary application form must be completed for each particular route, with additional marketing information attached.
Applications for air traffic rights for beyond fourth freedoms are considered on a case-by-case basis, and involve a period of stakeholder consultation.
Supplementary Form - Beyond Fourth Freedom Route
If, after submitting an application for air traffic rights or having been granted air traffic rights, there is a change to the scheduled air services (e.g. a route flown or frequencies) or an element is cancelled, this should be immediately communicated to Civil Air Ireland.