Capacity Constraints


Following constraints may be applicable for airport slot coordination depending on the level of congestion and vary by each airport:

  • Runway capacity

    performance and use of runway system, surrounding area (topography), approach and departure routes, air traffic control capabilities
  • Parking capacity

    number of available ramp stands, restrictions on aircraft size, longterm parking
  • Terminal/passenger flow capacity

    “passenger throughput”, check-in, arrival, transfer and baggage sorting/area infrastructure, security/customs & immigration facilities, Schengen and non-Schengen areas
  • Environmental restrictions

    night ban, night curfews, noise restrictions, noise quotas 
  • Other operational restrictions

    security dispositions, special handling etc.