Declared Capacity

General

Before the coordinator can start the slot allocation process, the coordinated airport has to provide the so-called 'declared capacity' for the next winter or summer season, determining the coordination parameters for that airport. On the basis of these parameters the declared capacity indicates the number of slots that the coordinator can allocate during the next season.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

The main coordination parameters at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are:

  • Number of slots available for Commercial and General Aviation for Summer season 2015: 275.800 
  • Peak capacity: arrival peak 106 (68 arrivals, 38 departures) movements per hour, departure peak 110 (74 departures, 36 arrivals) movements per hour 
  • Off-peak capacity: 75 (35 arrivals, 40 departures) movements per hour 
  • Night movements per hour 49 (24 arrivals, 25 departures) 
  • Early morning (between 06.00 and 06.59 LT) movements per hour 55 (25 arrivals, 30 departures)

Please click on the links below for the capacity declarations of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Night restrictions

The Alders Table is a consultation table chaired by Mr Alders, former Minister of Environment and Queen’s Commissioner in Groningen. The Alders Table was established in December 2006 in order to advice the government on how to achieve a balance between the growth of Schiphol, noise annoyance mitigation measures and the quality of the environment, for the period up to 2020.

The Alders Table issued an advice to the Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management and the Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM) on 1 October 2008. It consists of a combination of measures (including a cap on the number of night movements and Continuous Descent Approach –CDAs).

See www.alderstafel.nl for more information.

Now that the implementation of CDAs is delayed, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is facing temporary environmental restrictions in order to compensate this. Due to these temporary restrictions, a further reduction of night movements to 29,000 per year is expected within a maximum of three years’ time.

The current number of (historical) night slots at Schiphol is 34,620. In order to start reducing this number as from Summer 2013, the slotcoordinator is requested not to re-allocate (historical) night slots that are returned to the pool in the next equivalent season.

Although an airline is not entitled to non-historical slots it received and operated in the former equivalent season, there has been enough capacity over the past years which made it possible for SACN to allocate non-historical slots to airlines on a more or less regular basis at the slot return date.

Based on this practice, the number of non-historical night slots that were allocated at the slot return date, will normally be allocated to an airline (same number) in the next equivalent season. For some airlines these have been fixed numbers over the past years.

It has now been agreed at the ‘Operationeel Schiphol Overleg’ (Operational Consultation Schiphol) that when an airline does not actually operate in the current season the number of slots allocated at the slot return date, the airline will only be reallocated the number of non-historical slots that were actually operated. 

Because of the abovementioned measures, the slot coordinator will have to be reluctant in allocating non-historical slots.

Eindhoven Airport

Eindhoven Airport has 18.954 slots available for Summer season 2015 for Commercial Aviation and 900 slots for General Aviation.

As Eindhoven airport is a military airport, military flights can have priority at all times. Only the civil part of Eindhoven Airport is coordinated by Airport Coordination Netherlands.

Please click on the links below for the capacity declarations of Eindhoven Airport.

Due scheduled work in progress no air traffic is possible from Sunday 29-5-2016 21:30 UTC (23:30 LT) until Thursday 16-6-2016 05:00 UTC (07:00 LT).

SACN will apply the following procedure:

Introduction

  • Airport Coordination Netherlands (ACN) has been informed by Eindhoven Airport that no air traffic is possible due scheduled work in progress from Sunday 29-5-2016 21:30 UTC (23:30 LT) until Thursday 16-6-2016 05:00 UTC (07:00 LT). This is also indicated in paragraph B.4. of the capacity declaration for S16.
  • It is allowed to reallocate slots during this period on a non-historical basis. Below text states the process regarding the reallocation of these slots and the impact on historic rights.

Process

  • In order to be eligible for historical slots precedence during the equivalent period in S17, airlines shall submit their slots in the closure period in the initial coordination.
  • Airlines are entitled to reallocate slots, which were originally in the SAL during the closure period, after they received the SAL.
  • In the case of reallocation before or on the HBD, the reallocated slots will be considered as new allocations as per normal IATA rules. The cancelled slots during the closure period will then not be considered force majeure. The SHL for S17 may include the reallocated series of slots and will not include the original slots from the closure period.
  • In the case of reallocation after the HBD, the reallocation will be on a non-historical basis. Cancellations will be considered force majeure. The SHL for S17 will include the original historical slots from the closure period.
  • In the case airlines do not want to reallocate their slots, airlines should communicate this to ACN at the SRD at the latest, such that these slots can be placed into the slot pool on a non-historical basis. Cancellations will be considered force majeure. The SHL for S17 will include the original historical slots from the closure period.
  • ACN may amend above rules if deemed necessary.

Rotterdam The Hague Airport

Rotterdam The Hague Airport has 12.880 slots available for Commercial Aviation for Summer season 2015. Aircraft with MTOW > 34.000kg, > 19 seats and all cargo flights are coordinated by SACN. All other aircraft are coordinated by Rotterdam The Hague Airport.

Please click on the links below for the capacity declarations of Rotterdam The Hague Airport.

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