Airport Slot Management and Coordination (LIVE virtual classroom)



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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 515 participants from 80 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

4-day (16 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Airport Slot Management and Coordination aviation training course

When airline demand exceeds the capacity of an airport, coordination is introduced to manage planned operations. Coordination involves the allocation of limited airport capacity to aircraft operators through ‘slot coordination’ to ensure viable operations. Effective slot coordination will maximize the efficient use of airport infrastructure. This course will help you learn how to apply for or allocate airport slots by applying the Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines (WASG) and Standard Schedules Information Manual (SSIM). These are the global standard principles and procedures of airport slot management and the technical standard for communicating between airlines and slot coordinators.

Course code: TALM-13-VC

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Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 16 hours to complete and be held over 4 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 120 minutes.
  • The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on pre-course and self-study material including practical exercises, group projects, research, additional reading and videos.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.

Technical requirements

Please verify your hardware, software and network to support your upcoming course with IATA Training.


  • Recommended level is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the B2B Training Specialist in your region.

Virtual venues

We schedule our virtual classroom courses through one of 3 virtual venues, each in a different time zone for your convenience. For more information, please visit our page on virtual classroom timing or contact our Customer Portal.

Please check the exact schedule of each class below (View more details) and click ‘Register’.

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Airport Slot Management and Coordination (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session EMEA (IATA)
27 - 30 May, 2024
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 201481
USD 1,155
USD 1,493
USD 1,650

2 daily LIVE sessions:
10:30-12:30 & 13:30-15:30 Geneva/Paris
16:30-18:30 & 19:30-21:30 Beijing/Singapore
12:30-14:30 & 15:30-17:30 Dubai
8:30-10:30 & 11:30-13:30 UTC
Please note that these timings may be subject to change.

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Class full

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Manage airport capacity 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 in compliance with SSIM Chapter 6
  • Maximize your slot portfolio management capabilities in accordance with your schedule and network
  • Manage historic slot precedence and waitlists
  • Analyze capacity constraints and historic slot eligibility

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines (WASG)

- Principles of slot allocation
- Policy, demand, and capacity
- Process of airport coordination

  • Airport levels and their procedures
  • Slot historic listings, priority and waitlisting
  • Justified non-utilization of slots
  • Capacity constraints and the slot process
  • Complaints and rights of appeal
  • IATA's Standard Schedules Information Manual (SSIM) Chapter 6
  • Slot monitoring and coordination procedures
  • Slot Historic List (SHL), SAL, Submission etc


  • Practical exercises

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline slot managers, scheduling and network analysts, operational managers
  • Airport slot coordinators
  • Industry experts using SSIM format for scheduling of support services

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

I cannot even begin to describe how beneficial the Airport Slots and Coordination course was to me. Working for an airline that is relatively new to international flying, we’ve yet to have a formal venue to learn about worldwide best practices. Our instructor was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects surrounding the slots process and included several real-world examples to demonstrate various parts of the procedures. It was obvious that she was passionate about each member of the class succeeding. Furthermore, I found the unique opportunity for classroom dialogue between schedulers, coordinators, and facilitators to be invaluable. In fact, I was able to use specific aspects of the training in my job the very next day. I would highly recommend this course to any colleague who is interested in furthering their knowledge of the IATA World Slot Guidelines.

- Mark Milligan , Senior Business Consultant, Distribution & Slots, Southwest Airlines , December 01, 2023

I would like to thank IATA and our instructor for the Slot Coordination course which was a great opportunity to increase my knowledge and improve my skills on the same topic. This has helped me to reduce my workload and attain much better results to allocate suitable slots. During the course, the instructor shared her extensive experience which I'm now able to reference when I perform my daily tasks.

- Taoufik Tzounti , Tus Airways , December 01, 2023

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