Applications must be submitted a minimum of 2 working days prior to
the intended date of departure for:
stops for non-traffic purposes; and
flights to, from and/or through Ireland.
If possible, a greater notice period is appreciated.
Applications submitted on a Friday, a weekend or a holiday, may only begin to be processed the next working day. Please note that weekends and holidays are not considered sufficient notice.
Applying for air traffic rights
Civil Air Ireland in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport 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
0900hrs – 1745hrs
0900hrs – 1715hrs
Weekends and holidays
The email address detailed below is monitored by a duty officer during these periods
Ad-hoc non-scheduled flights require only the submission of a completed application form. A charter series requires the appropriate sections of the application form to be completed and the additional submission of a completed charter series spreadsheet.
In order to facilitate any unforeseen operational changes, or weather related, technical or other operational delays, granted air traffic rights are valid for a period of 72 hours both prior to and after the times indicated.
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 - Non-scheduled (Incl. Charter) Flights