How airport slots are allocated to airlines

Why is there a need to allocate slots?

An increase in air traffic at major airports has led to congestion, especially those in the metros. To ensure the most efficient use of airport infrastructure and maximize benefits to travellers, it is essential to have a policy for ideal allocation of the limited capacity at airports to airlines. A transparent and equitable mechanism is needed for viable and smooth operations at the airports. Slot allocation should be considered an interim measure till a longer-term solution of expanding airport capacity is implemented, according to the guidelines of the civil aviation ministry.

How does allocation of slots work?

A slot is a permission given by a coordinator for a planned operation to use the full range of airport infrastructure necessary to arrive or depart at a Level 3 airport (busy airport) on a specific date and time.  Read More

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