The information regarding “’Slot Coordination” is intended for airlines and pilots only.
This section does not contain any relevant information for passengers and/or travel agencies or agents.
The “Slot Coordination” section is divided into sub-sections providing detailed supporting information for airlines and private pilots interested in launching flight operations at Ben Gurion Airport. Within this scope, extensive detail is provided on subjects linked with flight operations as schedule planning, procedure for submitting requests for operation of charter flights, scheduled flights etc.
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The coordination of airport slots is a means for managing air traffic capacity through the implementation of the set of regulations and directives as they appear in WSG - Worldwide Slot Guidelines.
The main goal of flight schedule planning is to ensure effective use of airport infrastructures, with the intention of acceding to the requests submitted by the many users and to prevent the waste of limited resources.
The allocation of slots is planned subject to the requests submitted by airlines, and determined by the airport’s capacity. All this is done to enable effective and optimal use of the resources, which are at the airport management’s disposal.
IATA is the international organization of airlines, which inter alia, classifies airports by air traffic volume and airport infrastructure. Airports are classified into three categories: 1, 2 and 3, with Level 1 defining airports with the lowest air traffic volume, while Level 3 is used for airports with the highest air traffic volume levels.
Guidelines for Flight Schedule Planning