Independent Regulation

The independent Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) is responsible for the regulation of airport charges at Irish airports. Dublin Airport is the only airport currently subject to economic regulation by CAR. Determining airport charges on the basis of independent, objective and transparent criteria, as well as sound economic principles is an important principle. The regulator sets charges at Dublin Airport following submissions from daa, airlines and other interested parties. The legislation also provides that CAR assumes responsibility for the regulation of charges for terminal services provided by the Irish Aviation Authority and for a number of other aviation functions that were previously the responsibility of the Minister for Public Enterprise. Details of the regulator’s decisions in relation to airport charges at Dublin Airport can be found on the CAR website.

Airport Bye Laws

You can view the Bye Laws governing Dublin and Cork airports here