Download Application Form for a Groundhandling Approval
Applications must also be accompanied by a completed Insurance Declaration Form, further details of which are provided below.
There is a fee payable on application for a Groundhandling Approval, the fee structure is as follows (effective from 1st January 2016) :
|Licence amendment fee
Further details on the fees for Groundhandling Approval applications are provided here
Important Note: In addition to the Groundhandling Approval from the Commission, applicants are also required to satisfy the particular requirements of the airport operator at the relevant airport at which it is proposed to engage in groundhandling activities. A Groundhandling Requirements Form must be completed and submitted to the relevant airport operator. Click on the relevant airport below for further information:
Dublin Airport Shannon Airport Cork Airport
The Commission requires that groundhandlers maintain adequate insurance at all times to cover liability in respect of employees, passengers, luggage, cargo, mail and third parties.
If a company fails to maintain adequate insurance cover, the Commission may withdraw that company's Groundhandling Approval.
The Commission applies the following minimum levels of insurance cover to all groundhandlers:
|Type of cover
The following Insurance Declaration Form is required to be completed by first-time applicants and also on an annual basis by holders of Groundhandling approvals in order to ensure compliance with the insurance requirements.
Monitoring and Compliance
Click here for summary of monitoring and compliance requirements applicable to Groundhandling Approval holders.