Charges / Slot Regulation

The Commission’s Role

The Commission:

  1. Sets a price cap limiting the total revenues per passenger that the Dublin Airport Authority can collect from airport charges at Dublin airport.
  2. Has to approve any new fees or changes to the existing fees charged by the airport authorities at Cork, Dublin and Shannon airports for access to installations needed to provide ground handling services.
  3. Has to ensure that any charges airports levy on airlines to fund services for passengers with reduced mobility are reasonable, cost-related, transparent and established in cooperation with airport users.
  4. Has to designate Irish airports as schedules facilitated or coordinated as appropriate, and to appoint a schedules facilitator or coordinator as necessary.

For more details on each of these functions, please click on the relevant link.

What the Commission does not do

The Commission has no power to regulate other charges, including: Car-park charges at airports, and more generally non-aeronautical charges (except those levied for access to installations needed to provide ground handling services at Cork, Dublin and Shannon airports); air traffic charges the IAA sets; and Charges at Knock, Kerry, Galway, Waterford, Donegal and Sligo airports.

The Commission regulated the level of revenues that the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) could collect in aviation terminal service charges levied on users at Cork, Dublin and Shannon airports between 2002 and 2014. As of 1 January 2015 this function has been superseded by Commission Regulation (EU) No 1191/2010 and the designation of the IAA as the National Supervisory Authority. This page contains documents relating to past ATSC determinations


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