Apply for a Licence

Applications for an Operating Licence must be made using our online application system. Due to the nature of the information that needs to be submitted, the form is processed securely so you will need to register for a username and password before you can begin to use the online application form. Please read the Guidance note on registering to use the online licence application system for the first time before you register to use the system.

Before beginning the process of completing the online application form, please take time to read the User Guide for completing an Online Application for an Operating Licence. This Guide contains important information about navigating through the online process and should be read carefully before you begin to fill out the application form. We also suggest that you read the Procedures for granting, suspending and revoking Operating Licences.

Click here to use the Commission's online application system to apply for an operating licence

Note: applicants should only use Internet Explorer (version 5.5 or above) to access CAR's online application system. For versions of Internet Explorer 7 or above, compatibility mode should be switched on. 

The following fee structure applies to Airline Licensing (effective from 1st January 2016):

Application Fee

Category A   €7,579

Category B   €2,526

Annual Fee

Category A   €7,579

Category B   €2,526

Additional Approval Fee


Late Fee


Click here for further clarification on fees relating to Airline Licensing



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