“Airside” generally refers to an area on an airport that has restricted access. This will be the aprons, taxiways and runways as well as the area past the security gates in terminal buildings.
Most standard public liability policies will contain an exclusion relating to high risk locations, airport and aerodromes are on the list of excluded premises. Some insurers may consider providing liability cover at airports for an additional premium but they are unlikely to provide an indemnity limit of more than £5 million.
As companies or individuals that are working airside will inevitably require a higher level of public liability cover, airside liability insurance can be arranged as a separate policy, either to top up an existing insurance, or to provide the primary cover. It is not uncommon to see indemnity limits in excess of £50 million.
For more information regarding airside liability insurance, contact Tony Gibbs on 0118 9165485 or complete one of our enquiry forms.
*Information correct as of 1st May 2016