Congestion and Slot Allocation

Capacity constraints at European airports are making the coordination and allocation of flights a subject of major interest for airports. This article describes the steps that are being taken to improve airport coordination and slot allocation. The airline industry has developed scheduling guidelines that are not binding, but that are recognized worldwide. The European Union has also devised an official regulation on slot allocation for community airports. Although the present slot allocation procedures and priority rules have proven successful, there are still calls for a system that would commercialize slots. One way of providing airlines with flexibility in scheduling without money changing hands is to institute a slot bartering system in which airlines could exchange slots with other carriers. Any such change to the slot allocation system would require careful evaluation.


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  • Accession Number: 01010504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 26 2005 10:33PM