Condor: the smart solution for airport slot coordination

  • 18 Jan 2018
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The growing demand from airlines for airport capacity poses an authentic challenge to airport managers. Hence, smart solutions enabling current airport infrastructures to render maximum performance have taken a leading role.

One of the principal processes guaranteeing the operative efficiency of an airport is slot management and coordination. Landing and take-off time frames are the key factors determining entry and exit airport traffic, so their management is strategic. Coordinating, optimizing, detecting dysfunctions, applying the corrective measures necessary to resolve problems, planning efficiently based on the varying needs of winter and summer seasons… these are essential to an airport.

Ikusi is one of the few companies worldwide availing of a specific product for slot management tailored to airports as well as the authorities charged with coordinating airport networks – a solution based on IATA standards, both in terms of the World Slot Guidelines and the Standard Schedules Information Manual (Chapter 6).

The efficient slot management that Condor provides improves the use of airport capacity, enabling one and the same infrastructure to attract new operations; it liberates capacity for the distribution of the demand for operations based on airline records and needs, promotes competition among the airlines to comply with the slots assigned, and facilitates better management of the air traffic burden through close collaboration in data sharing between the airport and air navigation authorities.

To achieve this, Condor enables seasonal slot planning, slot compliance monitoring, swift identification of restricting resources, and automated management of ad-hoc changes requested by the airlines, providing airlines a cost-free registered-access portal to the display of flight plans, verification of runway capacity availability, on-line coordination, and compliance progress verification in high season.

Over 60 million passengers have already traveled on planes with slots coordinated by Condor. This solution operates in the international airports of Cuba, at the International Airport of Mexico City and at that of Rio Galeão in Brazil, an airport that Condor has helped turn into one of the most punctual in Latin America.