The Commission’s Role
- Sets a price cap limiting the total revenues per passenger that the Dublin Airport Authority can collect from airport charges at Dublin airport.
- Sets a price cap limiting the total revenues per tonne of maximum take-off weight (MTOW) that the Irish Aviation Authority can collect from aviation terminal service charges (ATSC) at Cork, Dublin and Shannon airports - the term ATSC refers to charges for air navigation services provided at or around a specific airport, it does not cover any other category of air navigation charges, e.g. en route air traffic charges.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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); En-route air traffic charges the IAA sets; and Charges at Knock, Kerry, Galway, Waterford, Donegal and Sligo airports.