Airport Slot Coordination: Policy and Regulation (LIVE virtual classroom)

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


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 the consumer demand for such infrastructure. This course will provide you with an enhanced understanding of these challenges, the policy that underpins the process and how Regulators have legislated to ensure efficient coordination that meets aviation needs according to the country’s strategy for Air Transport. Exploring the objectives of slot coordination, key regulatory considerations as well as the principles that have been developed to meet demand in a fair, transparent, and neutral way, those attending this course will come away with a better understanding of the components of successful and efficient use of scarce airport capacity through airport slot coordination.

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Course Code: TALM-09-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 12 hours to complete and be held over 3 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 120 minutes, and an additional 3 hours of study time is required for reading materials and exercises.
  • The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment

Technical requirements

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  • Participants are expected to review the IATA Slot Policy pages and be familiar with the latest industry developments before attending the course.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced
  • 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 Coordination: Policy and Regulation (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session EMEA (IATA)
12 - 14 October, 2021
Register before 12 Jul, 2021 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 28 Sep
All prices are before tax. Class no: 142879 English
Dev. Nations
USD 862
USD 1,114
USD 1,232

Virtual Classroom Training Information

Two sessions daily:
06:30-08:00 & 09:00-10:30 UTC
08:30-10:00 & 11:00-12:30 Geneva
10:30-12:00 & 13:00-14:30 Dubai
14:30-16:00 & 17:00-18:30 Singapore

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • 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

Course content

  • State of the airline industry
  • International schedule planning by airlines
  • Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines (WASG): objectives, principles, governance, evolution
  • Consumer benefits of airport slot coordination policy
  • Airline access and entry to congested airports
  • Slot allocation priorities
  • Historic precedence (“grandfather rights”)
  • Slot utilization definition and principles
  • Slot performance monitoring definition and principles
  • Slot mobility principles: transfers, swaps, and shared operations
  • Other slot policies that have been given consideration


  • International schedule planning exercise
  • Interpretation of the five pillars of the WASG
  • Slot allocation simulation exercises
  • Nine additional short exercises

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Civil aviation authorities and Regulators
  • Airline slot policy and slot managers, regulatory affairs executives
  • Airport capacity management managers, route development and aviation business directors.
  • Heads of slot policy, slot managers

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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