Airport Slot Coordination – Based on IATA SSIM Chapter 6

Specialised Training Course

Airport slot coordination principles and best practices from seasonal schedule coordination to ad-hoc and daily slot coordination.





  • Language: English
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Date: 26-27 April 2022 / 25-26 October 2022

Course Objectives

  • To enable attendees to understand and embrace the principles and philosophy of the airport slot coordination system, its procedures and timelines.
  • To equip the attendees with the necessary skills to perform airport slot coordination duties in schedules planning and operations control departments of operators.

Course Curriculum

Day 1

  • Introduction to IATA Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines
  • Familiarisation with IATA Standard Schedules Information Manual – Chapter 6
  • Rules of seasonal slot coordination
  • 80/20 rule
  • Rules of daily slot coordination
  • Slot message formatting practice
  • Slot messaging principles

Duration, Date and Location

Duration: 2 days
Location: Bern or Online
Date: 26-27 April 2022 / 25-26 October 2022

Suitable For

Airline scheduling personnel; operations control personnel; BA/GA handling agents; anyone else involved in the airport slot coordination process


Previous slot coordination experience is an advantage but not a criteria

Complication with EASA Regulation of

  • IATA SSIM Chapter
  • EEC Regulation 95/93 and its amendments