Airport Slot Coordination: Policy and Implementation (Classroom, 3 days)


The Airport Slot Coordination: Policy and Implementation course will provide you with a better and balanced understanding of the challenges the aviation industry faces as a result of insufficient airport infrastructure across all regions of the world and the principles that have been developed to meet an ever-growing demand in a fair, transparent and neutral way, while promoting the most efficient use of airport capacity.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

Course Code: TALM-09

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


  • Participants are expected to review the IATA Slots 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

Next class

Airport Slot Coordination: Policy and Implementation (Classroom, 3 days)

Spain, Barcelona (SC-IATA)
14 - 16 November, 2020
Register before 16 Aug, 2020 for a 20% discount
Please register by 24 Oct
All prices are before tax. Class no: 130814 English
Dev. Nations
USD 1,540
USD 1,990
USD 2,200

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize the vast array of challenges posed by lack of sufficient airport infrastructure
  • Detail the principles and objectives of the Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines (WASG)
  • Advocate for better optimization of scarce airport capacity
  • Appreciate the global context of schedule planning in a constrained airport environment and how it relates to connectivity, competition and consumer benefits of aviation
  • Justify and understand the need for transparency, flexibility, certainty, consistency and sustainability in airport capacity allocation

Course content

  • Current and future state of the industry
  • Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines (WASG)
  • Airport slot allocation
  • Airline network planning
  • Managing capacity and Coordination Committees
  • Slot performance monitoring
  • How transparency, flexibility, certainty, consistency and sustainability all benefit the consumer

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  • Slot allocation simulation exercise

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Regulators
  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Heads of Slots policy, Slot managers

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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