Operating Licence Granted to Emerald Airlines Ireland Limited

(03 Sep 2021)

The Commission for Aviation Regulation is pleased to announce that it has granted an Operating Licence to Emerald Airlines Ireland Limited in accordance with the legal framework set out under Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008.

An Operating Licence permits the holder to transport by air passengers, mail and/or cargo for payment. 

In order to qualify for an Operating Licence from the CAR, an applicant must satisfy certain requirements. These include the requirement to have its principal place of business in Ireland and its main occupation must be air transport. An applicant must also meet certain ownership and control requirements and provisions relating to insurance cover and financial fitness. 

Separately, in order to be granted an operating licence from the CAR applicants must have, and for the duration of the Operating Licence maintain, a valid Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) which is granted by the Irish Aviation Authority.

A list of current holders of operating licences issued by the CAR may be found here, along with a link to the licensing Regulation and related advisory materials.

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