150th Slot Conference

Seattle, United States
21 - 23 June 2022
Washington State Convention Arch Center (WSCC)

About the Slot Conference​

The Slot Conference (SC) is a working conference. Regularly attracting over 230 airlines and representatives of over 85 schedules-facilitated or fully coordinated airports this twice-yearly meeting is one of IATA's largest events.

As part of the slot process, the purpose of this voluntary assembly of both IATA and non-IATA airlines worldwide is to provide a forum for the allocation of slots at fully coordinated airports (Level 3), and for the reaching of consensus on the schedule adjustments necessary to conform to airport capacity limitations (Level 2). The goal of the conference is for airlines and airports to obtain the slots that will give them the best possible schedule to offer their customers.

The conference operating procedures are published in the Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines (WASG)

Testimonials

"Great venue and really appreciate all the hard work invested to make the conference successful! Thank you!"
- Head Coordinator

"Have not attended the slot conference for many years, I found great improvement, good job well done!"
- Head Airline Representative

"Proved to be the perfect platform for route development discussions with airlines you wish to attract to your airport in a relaxed atmosphere!"
- Exhibitor/Sponsor

“Hosting the conference and showcasing our city to key decision makers and delegates from around the world was invaluable”
- Host Sponsor

2021 Newsletters 

Conference tools

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The activities of the Slot Conference are managed by the Worldwide Airport Slots Department

 

Registration

This event requires registration. Invitations to register for SC150 will be sent to all accredited delegates mid-March 2022.  

Accreditation

It is the responsibility of the Head Delegate of each organization to make sure their delegation is up to date as only delegates accredited in the Online Accreditation System can be invited to register for the conference. If you have not received an invitation please check with the Head Delegate of your organization that you are accredited, if not they should do this. We have created a help page for OAS with more information. 

 

 

If you are interested in attending the conference in a marketing capacity to promote your organization, please see the SPONSORS/EXHIBITORS section and contact us for more information.

Taxes/fees: All rates are subject to all applicable local taxes that apply at the time. Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.

SC150 Program 

The program will be published closer to the event.

If you are interested in contributing to the program please contact us.

Thank you to our Sponsors

The IATA Slot Conference provides the perfect opportunity to network over 500 airline representatives representing 230 unique airlines throughout the world. This twice yearly meeting attracts over 1,200 delegates allowing both airlines and airports to meet, discuss and obtain the slots that will give them the best possible schedule to offer their customers.

In order to participate (as an exhibitor or sponsor) it is not obligatory to be a slot coordinated airport! Approximately 45% of exhibitors participating at the event are not slot coordinated. 

Sponsorship/Exhibition Please Contact

slots@iata.org

Join IATA's Strategic Partnership Program

Benefit from discounts on sponsorship and exhibition rates. Get on Board​!

 

 

People you will meet

AIRLINES
  • VP’s of Network Planning
  • Schedule Planning Managers
  • Route Development Managers
  • Charter Managers
  • Fleet Planning Managers
AIRPORTS
  • Heads of Traffic Development
  • Marketing Directors
  • Route Development Managers​

Host Airport

Sponsors

Airport Slot Coordination Training

Widen your expertise and participate in one of our training courses! We offer two courses focusing on airport slots, the Airport Slots Management and Coordination course and our new course, Airport Slot Coordination: Policy and Regulation. You can attend both slots training courses also as virtual classroom courses.

Airport Slots Management and Coordination

Airport Slots Coordination: Policy and Regulation (NEW!)

Due to the growth of air traffic’, some airports are experiencing a discrepancy between available airport capacity and demand. Coordination involves the allocation of constrained or limited airport capacity to airlines and other aircraft operators to ensure a viable airport and air transport operation. Coordination is also a process to maximize the efficient use of airport infrastructure. This course will help you learn how to allocate and coordinate airport slots by applying the Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines (WASG), the accepted global standard for airport slot allocation.

What you will learn

  • Allocate slots according to the requirements and procedures for either facilitated (level 2) airports or coordinated (level 3) airports
  • Apply the standard procedures for communication between airlines and slot coordinators
  • Maximize your slot portfolio management capabilities
  • Apply slot procedures and understand the impact of international rules and regulations
  • Execute slot messages in compliance with SSIM Chapter 6
  • Analyze capacity constraints and historic slot eligibility

See course page for more information and registration!

The aviation industry faces enormous challenges as a result of insufficient airport infrastructure across the globe. The Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines (WASG) help the industry to meet ever-growing consumer demand for such infrastructure. The Airport Slot Coordination: Policy and Regulation course will provide you with an enhanced and balanced understanding of these challenges as well as the principles that have been developed to meet demand in a fair, transparent, and neutral way while promoting the most efficient use of scarce airport capacity.


What you will learn

  • Describe the global context of schedule planning in a constrained airport environment and how it relates to connectivity, competition, and consumer benefits of aviation
  • Explain the challenges posed by insufficient airport infrastructure
  • Detail the principles and objectives of the Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines Justify the need for transparency, flexibility, sustainability, certainty, and consistency in airport capacity allocation
  • Advocate for the optimization of scarce airport capacity

See course page for more information and registration!

 

These courses are available at IATA Training Centers, regional training partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training

Testimonials ​for the Airport Slots Management and Coordination course

 

Adam Mohamed - IOC Senior Operations Controller - Gulf Air

Gulf AirI attended the 3 day’s Airport slots and coordination classroom course to further expand my knowledge in the aviation field. I did anticipate difficulties in completing this course especially in such a short timeframe. However, the instructor taught in such a way the information was passed clearly, whereby we not only understood the content but were also able to apply this knowledge beneficially upon returning to duty.
I would recommend from my personal experience this course for anyone in the aviation Industry.​

Liva Ozolina - Scheduling and Slot Manager - AirBaltic

Air BalticEven though I have been working with slot handling messages and WSG for few years now, this course was very useful for strengthening my knowledge and for learning new specific details with well though examples on respective cases. I would suggest this course for everyone whose daily work is related to airport slots.​

​Md Ashraful Haque - Manager Operations-Schedules Planning - Biman Bangladesh Airlines

Biman Bangladesh AirlinesThough I had some previous hands-on experience on Airport Slots and Coordination procedures but in some critical cases I experienced some situations when it would get very difficult for me to find a solution. A sincere thanks to IATA for arranging such an advantageous course, which gives a clear idea about ins and outs of the airport slot coordination.
The course covers a wide range of information about scheduling guidelines and slot handling procedures.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Pledge

IATA believes that diversity of culture, gender, age, orientation and experience boosts the success of the aviation industry. We actively encourage aviation professionals with diverse profiles to contribute to our events as speakers, panelists, facilitators, or in any other way.

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