Building airport capacity is a long term project but it is needed to effectively manage the currently existing capacity.
The role of IATA in many areas is to urge change by emphasize on slots to be “extremely careful” while being concerned about the area regulators are focusing to when looking for slot capacity solutions.
Maximizing the potential of current airport infrastructures is a necessity if we want to try and meet demand. said Laura Maugan, IATA’s Head of Worldwide Airport Slots during an IATA Global Media Day in Geneva on December 12,2018.
According to IATA, The European Commission has repeatedly spoken about creating additional capacity in Europe to manage delays by reforming the slot process but changing the slot process seems to radically not be the right solution.
A Research commissioned by the Airport Council International (ACI)shows LCC(Low Cost Carriers) in Europe, compete on intra-European routes with a 55% share of set capacity, compared to only 12% 10 years earlier. Also City pairs between Europe and the rest of the world have nearly doubled in 10 years , despite Europe being home to the most slot coordinated airports
After all, collaboration is needed to ensure the system can deliver reliable , consistent services and room for growth.Airlines,airports and governments all need to work with the coordinator to identify room for improvement however small it can be.