IAA recognises International Day of the Air Traffic Controller (ATCO)
24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, our Air Traffic Controllers help keep aircraft flying, passengers travelling, cargo moving and the skies above us safe. The International Day of the Air Traffic Controller is observed and celebrated every year on 20 October. It is a day to recognise and appreciate those who work hard to keep air travel safe. Additionally, it is also a day to learn more about the job and profession of an Air Traffic Controller.
This special day is a tribute to the professionals who work as Air Traffic Controllers as they strive every minute to provide their services. From safety to efficiency, Air Traffic Controllers offer the best service to the flying public until they reach their destination. The IAA ANSP and our Air Traffic Controllers in Ireland have kept our skies open and enabled medical supplies, PPE and vaccines to be delivered into the country despite the huge challenges faced in the last 18 months.
Please click here to see 24 hours in Irish airspace – This video was developed in 2019 but we hope that air traffic levels will return in the coming years post COVID-19.