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Application for Ground Handling

All ground handlers must obtain a Grant of Approval, prior to commencing operations at Cork Airport.  All potential ground handling companies are required to contact the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) who are the body responsible for issuing Grant of Approvals.  Their contact details are as follows:

Louise O'Dwyer
Aviation Authorisations Executive
Commission for Aviation Regulation
Tel:    +353 (0) 1 661 1700
Fax:   +353 (0) 1 661 1269

Ground Handling Legislation can be found on CAR’s website

Under the approval from CAR, ground handlers must also satisfy the requirements of the Airport Manager and a ground handling application must be completed and submitted to :

AMU Business Unit Support Officer, Airside Management Unit, Old Terminal, Cork Airport
Tel:   +353 21 4329792  Fax:  +353-21-4329 789 e-mail:

To complete the application process please complete the forms provided in the documents and useful forms section (esp. Ground Handling Requirements Form)

Please note all ground handlers are required to comply with the Rules of Conduct for operating at Cork Airport – Ground Handling Rules of Conduct