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


Develop a better and balanced understanding of the challenges that the aviation industry faces as a result of insufficient airport infrastructure across all regions of the world. Over 3 days you will learn 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

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the vast array of challenges posed by lack of sufficient airport infrastructure
  • Detail the principles and objectives of the Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG)
  • Advocate for better optimization of scarce airport capacity
  • Explain how global airport schedule planning impacts connectivity, competition, and consumer benefits of aviation.
  • Justify the need for transparency, flexibility, certainty, consistency and sustainability in airport capacity allocation

Course content

  • Current and future state of the industry
  • Worldwide Slot Guidelines
  • 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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