The organisations listed below are agencies within the Irish Aviation sector that come under the aegis of the Department of Transport.
Aer Rianta International is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dublin Airport Authority that manages duty-free shops, bars and other airport management activities in overseas locations.
Dublin Airport Authority plc
Old Central Terminal Building
Telephone: 00-353-1-8141111 www.dublin-airport.com -Dublin Airport website
Shannon Airport Authority plc
The Authority ensures that the Irish Civil Aviation operates to international and European safety standards and systems in accordance with international agreements.
Irish Aviation Authority
The Times Bulding
11-12 D'Olier Street
The Commission for Aviation Regulations principal function is to regulate passenger charges at Dublin airport and air traffic control charges at airports with over 1 million passengers per year. The Commission also has responsibility for slot allocation at Dublin airport, licensing of air carriers under EU regulations, the groundhandling market, licensing of travel agents and tour operators and for overseeing enforcement of EU regulations on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding, cancellation or long delays of flights
Commission for Aviation Regulation
Fax: 00-353-1-6611269 (general)
In summary, the Commissions functions under the 2001 Act are: -
approval of the maximum level of airport charges and aviation terminal service charges (air traffic control) at airports;
regulating groundhandling services at airports;
granting operating licences to air carriers established in Ireland;
administration of the rules governing the allocation of take-off and landing slots at airports
licensing and bonding of travel agents and tour operators.
The Commission was subsequently given an additional function enforcement of the EU Regulation on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and cancellation or long delays of flights.
Fax for Travel Trade Licensing: 00-353-1-6612092