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Aviation & Aerospace

Airside Liability Insurance: United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland

Do you need to buy separate insurance to work at an airport?

When UK and Ireland-domiciled contractors and concessionaires work at the airport, your legal liability is almost certainly not covered under your own public liability and motor insurance policies. Check your current policy wordings. If this is the case, the gap in coverage may be exposing your company’s balance sheet to a significant loss. In addition, most UK and Ireland airports will not allow you to operate “airside” (i.e. in any of the restricted areas).

Quick and Simple

The Marsh Airside Liability Insurance Scheme makes it easy for contractors and concessionaires to obtain the necessary insurance to protect themselves and satisfy the requirements of airport authorities.

It has a straightforward application form, set premium rates, pre-agreed policy wording, and Marsh has a binding authority – all of which allows us to give our clients quick quotations and prompt binding of coverage.

Broader Coverage

The policy wording covers all restricted areas of the airport, including aprons, taxiways, runways, areas beyond passport control, and all other buildings that are not accessible to the general public.

Various third party liability limits are available from GBP1,000,000 to GBP100,000,000/EUR127,000,000 and coverage is worldwide*.

Lower Premium

Our scheme has been around for over 35 years, and based on the feedback we receive from underwriters and our own research, it represents the largest airside liability insurance programme in the UK and Ireland, with over 1,000 policies sold each year.

This large scale allows us to offer very competitive rates.