Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Airline License (ABCC)

An Airline License authorizes the holder to sell alcoholic beverages for passenger consumption on an aircraft.
Once an application is submitted via our eLicensing system, the typical turnaround time is 4 – 6 weeks.

Sean Walsh

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What you need for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Airline License (ABCC)

To apply for an Airline License pursuant to M.G.L. c. 138, § 13 you will need electronic copies of the documents listed below.

Required Documents for ALL new Airline licenses:

 If entity applying is a business:

  • Business Structure Documents: Articles of Organization, Partnership Agreement, Bankruptcy Documents, Estate Documents, Trust Documents or Business Certificate, are required depending on your corporate structure.

Fees for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Airline License (ABCC)

Name Fee Unit
Master $500 each
Certified Copy $50 each

How to apply Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Airline License (ABCC)

To apply for this license, please create an account on our eLicensing and ePermitting Portal.

Please review the information below:

Technical Requirements:

Below is the list of supported browser versions that provide the best user experience for the online application:

  • Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 10

  • Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 11

  • Firefox 29

  • Safari 6

  • Google Chrome 34

  • Opera 21

Although you may find that your current version also works, it may not support all functions.

To use the system you must first create a user name and password. User guides on this topic and other helpful information about the eLicensing and ePermitting Portal can be found here.

For technical assistance:
Please call the ePLACE Help Desk Team at (844) 733-7522 between the hours of 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday-Friday, with the exception of all Commonwealth and Federal observed holidays.

Next steps for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Airline License (ABCC)

Processing Time

Please allow 4-6 weeks for the application to be processed. If there is any information missing, a licensing staff member will reach out to you directly.

If you would like to check on the status of your application, please contact the following licensing staff member:

Sean Walsh

Email: smwalsh@tre.state.ma.us
Phone: 617-727-3040 x 749
 

More info for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Airline License (ABCC)

  • If your company wants to serve alcohol in an an airport in Massachusetts, they would need to apply for a Retail On-Premises license, not an Airline License.

To generate a list of the most current Airline Master licensees, please use our General Search Function provided on our eLicensing and ePermitting portal.
 

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Contact for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Airline License (ABCC)

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95 Fourth Street, Suite 3 , Chelsea, MA 02150-2358
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