Airport Slot Management and Coordination (LIVE virtual classroom)

These topics and more are covered in greater detail in the following traditional classroom course:

Did you know that in the past 5 years, 936 participants from 103 countries have taken this course with IATA?


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.

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Course code: TALM-13-VC

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

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  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • 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 salesperson 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)
20 - 23 June, 2022
Register before 20 Mar, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 06 Jun
All prices are before tax. Class no: 149352 English
Dev. Nations
USD 924
USD 1,194
USD 1,320

Virtual Classroom Training Information

2 daily LIVE sessions:
  15:00-17:00 & 18:00-20:00 Beijing/Singapore
  11:00-13:00 & 14:00-16:00 Dubai
  9:00-11:00 & 12:00-14:00 Geneva/Paris
  7:00-9:00 & 10:00-12:00 UTC

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

  • 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.

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