Professional Certificate Course
Delivery: Classroom
Duration: 3 days

Airport slots are specific points in time allotted for an aircraft to land or take off at an airport. Where the demand for slots exceeds the available supply, the airport can be considered ‘capacity-constrained’, at which time, a ‘slot allocation’ process is implemented. The management of such process is essential to ensure efficient access to airports’ infrastructure and resources.

Within this context, the course sets out how slots are allocated, which guidelines and regulations frame slot allocation processes at global and local levels, and what is the role that airport operators can play to promote the greatest possible efficiency and prevent abuse in the use of their infrastructure.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how airport capacity is determined and how it determines slot coordination parameters,
  • Analyse in detail the current Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines (WASG) and their implication on airport operators
  • Review various national and regional regulations and identify best airport slot allocation practices
  • Determine the most effective ways to increase the role of airport operators in slot allocation processes
  • Identify complementary & alternative methods to the WASG to allocate airport slots

Target Audience

  • Airport General Manager / Executive / Operations / Planning Directors and staff
  • Senior airport management in charge of capacity and strategic development
  • Airport operations managers and staff
  • Airport consultants
  • National regulators

Course Content

  • Assessing and declaring airport capacity
  • The Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines (WASG)
  • Roles of airport operators in the slot allocation process
  • National and regional regulations on airport slots
  • Complementary and alternative methods to the WASG

Upcoming sessions

Dates Location Member / WBP Price Non-Member Price Register
15-17 June 2022 Seattle, WA | 9:00am - 5:00pm US$1,575 US$2,280 Register
9-11 November 2022 TBD US$1,575 US$2,280 TBD