Cork Airport

Airside Access Vehicle Permits

Airside Access Vehicle Permits (AAVPs)

All vehicles operating airside must display an Airside Access Vehicle Permit. To apply for a vehicle permit, each company must have nominated an authorised signatory who will represent the company and sign-off on any applications made for permits. 

Please see documentation below pertaining to authorised signatories, documents AMUVP-04, AMUVP-05 and AMUVP-06.

All nominated authorised signatories must complete ‘Duties of an Authorised Signatory Familiarisation Training’. Please contact the Airside Management Unit to arrange a suitable time and date.

All operators must provide a list of personnel responsible for the AAVPs issued to their company by Cork Airport Management and also ensure that fleet information is up to date and accurate.

Please see below Procedures and Application forms relating to Airside Vehicle Permits.
Airside Access Vehicle Permit Application Forms (also includes Lost/Stolen and Change of Details)   
All requests must be signed by the company's authorised signatory.

AAVP Functions

The following are the functions of the AAVP:

  • To identify the vehicle and ensure only authorised vehicles gain airside access

  • To enable Cork Airport Management to effectively control vehicles airside


The AAVP is white in colour with a hologram strip over the AAVP number. An AAVP is valid for a maximum of two years to the end of the AAVP cycle. Details in the Permit include:

  • Permit number

  • Vehicle registration number

  • Vehicle make/type

  • Fuel/battery operated

  • Fleet number

  • Licence category required to drive the vehicle.

  • Company name

  • Permit expiry date

  • Access Area

Once an AAVP has expired, it should be returned to the Airside Management Unit office on Level 2 of the Old Terminal Building and a renewal permit can then be processed (Airside Access Vehicle Permit Form).

If your permit is lost or stolen you must report it immediately to the AMU office at and fill out the Lost/Stolen AAVP form (Airside Access Vehicle Permit Form) so that a replacement can be processed. Please see procedure document AMUVP-02 above for reporting lost, stolen, cancelled or withdrawn Permits.

The charge for replacement of Lost/Stolen permits can be found in the Miscellaneous Charges section.
All requests must be signed by the company's authorised signatory.