Aerodromes traffic exemptions

In accordance with Article 2(7) of Regulation (EU) No 2018/1139 [Article 4(3b) of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008], EASA Member States may decide to exempt an aerodrome that handle no more than 10 000 commercial air transport passengers per Year and no more than 850 movements related to cargo operations per Year from the scope of the above mentioned Regulations. In this case the EASA Member State shall notify the Commission and the Agency, without delay, about its decision to grant an exemption and the reasons for it. Therefore, the notification should be made within one month following the decision being taken.

Where the Commission, after consulting the Agency, considers that such exemption by an EASA Member State does not comply with the conditions specified in the above mentioned Regulations, the Commission shall take a decision. Upon notification of the Commission’s decision, that EASA Member State shall without delay modify or revoke its exemption decision and shall inform the Commission and the Agency.

EASA Member States shall on an annual basis examine the traffic figures of an exempted aerodrome. If the traffic figures at such an aerodrome have exceeded those provided for in Article 2(7) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 [Article 4(3b) of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008] over the last three consecutive years they shall inform the Commission and the Agency and revoke the exemption.

A Member State shall use a dedicated platform (FlexTool) to provide needed information and upload associated documentation. For troubleshooting, the FlexTool Focal Point (FoP) for the country should contact exemptions [at] (exemptions[at]easa[dot]europa[dot]eu).