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Requirements for third country commercial operations to Gibraltar 

DCA Policy 06 sets out the requirements for third country commercial operations which can also be found below.

Under the terms of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019, Gibraltar has retained in domestic law, the EU Air Safety List Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 2111/2005). The Air Safety List has been established to inform and protect Gibraltar citizens wherever they are in the world and act as a deterrent from poor safety performance.  Ensuring the safety of air carriers operating to Gibraltar and encouraging compliance with internationally recognised and agreed safety standards is key to preserving global aviation safety.

Therefore, in accordance with Regulation 91 - 1A of the Civil Aviation (Air Navigation) Regulations 2009, any operator that is listed on the United Kingdom Safety List, maintained and amended from time to time by the Secretary of State, pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 2111/2005, shall not be permitted to take on board or discharge any passengers or cargo in Gibraltar.

The UK has developed a fair and transparent process, which will allow States and air carriers to approach the UK to amend the UK Air Safety List. 

The list of those States and Operators on the UK Air Safety list is at:

UK Air Safety List

Third Country Commercial Operations

All Third Country Commercial Operators wishing to fly to Gibraltar Airport must obtain permission from the office of the DCA and are required to be in possession of a UK Part-TCO Authorisation, valid insurance and and AOC including operational specifications.

Details of how to obtain a United Kingdom Part-TCO can be found at

Third Country Operator Certificates | UK Civil Aviation Authority (

Requirement for a PPR to operate into Gibraltar Airport

All non-scheduled flights wishing to operate into Gibraltar Airport are required to complete a Prior Permission Request and receive a confirmation of acceptance by the Handling Agent.

PPR forms can be obtained by either sending an email to or by phoning +350 5452 7000/ +350 56001868.

Further information can be obtained, if required, by emailing –