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Case AT.39595 A++ JV MONITORING TRUSTEE
CompetitionRx is the Trustee approved by the European Commission for the monitoring of the Commitments given by Air Canada (AC), Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LH) and United Airlines, Inc. (UA) to the European Commission on 23 May 2013 (Article 9 decision in case AT.39595 Continental/United/Lufthansa/Air Canada).
The Final Commitments can be downloaded directly from the European Commission website using this link: Final Commitments PDF.
Further information about the case is available from the Commission’s Case Page.
The general responsibilities of the Trustee are set out in section 5.2 of the Commitments. The Trustee also has specific responsibilities with respect to each commitment which are set out in the relevant sections of the Commitments.
Slot Release Procedure
Under the Commitments, an Applicant requesting slots under the Slot Release Procedure is first required to follow the three steps set out in Clause 1.3.1 of the Commitments at least seven (7) weeks before the Slot Request Submission Deadline (‘SRSD’) for the IATA season for which they are applying for slots. The SRSD for the IATA Winter Season 2018/2019 is Thursday 17 May 2018 and therefore the deadline for applications is 29 March 2018.
The Trustee will open the applications process for the IATA Winter Season 2018/2019 on 1 March 2018. Applications for slots for the Winter Season 2018/2019 under the Slot Release Procedure of the Commitments must therefore be received by the Trustee by Close of Business (COB) on Thursday 29 March 2018. The COB deadline for applications is 6pm British Summer Time (BST). Applications received after this deadline will be rejected.
Availability of Slots for IATA Winter Season 2018/2019
The Trustee is inviting applications for slots (max. 7 Slots) on the Frankfurt – New York route (JFK or Newark airports).
To facilitate the submission of Slot Requests and processing of application information, the Trustee has prepared a Slot Request Application Form a copy of which may be requested by emailing the Trustee at:
Applicants for Slot Requests are allowed to request anonymity, as set out in Clauses 1.3.1(c) and 1.3.5 of the Commitments.
Applicant Airlines that DO NOT require anonymity for their slot request/s at Frankfurt and New York are strongly encouraged also to contact (i) Airport Coordination Federal Republic of Germany (FHKD), for Frankfurt airport and (ii) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for New York airports (or any other relevant U.S government agency administering capacity limitations at JFK and Newark Liberty airports) at the earliest opportunity.
In the first instance, prospective Applicants should contact Armin Obert, whose details are provided below.
Fluko Flughafenkoordination Deutschland GmbH
In the first instance, prospective Applicants should contact the FAA. Details are provided below:
Federal Aviation Administration
Office of the Chief Counsel
800 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20591
Applicant Airlines that REQUIRE ANONYMITY under the terms of Clauses 1.3.1(c) and 1.3.5 of the Commitments should ONLY CONTACT THE MONITORING TRUSTEE through:
Other contact information for the Monitoring Trustee:
A++ Monitoring Trustee
Tower Bridge House
St Katherine’s Way
Tel: +207 063 4596/ +44 7881 284 080
A++ Joint Venture – Slot Release Procedure Summer 2018
For the Summer 2018 Season, the Monitoring Trustee is inviting applications for Frankfurt-New York (JFK or Newark 7* week).
Please see the link for further details on the process that must be followed by airlines wishing to apply for these slots.
Published: July 2017
To all GA/BA operators
With immediate effect, a new format for the “Airport Slot ID” is in place by adding the ICAO 4-letter code of the coordinated Airport. The Airport Slot ID has to be inserted in Field 18 of the flight plan.
If on a domestic flight both origin and destination are coordinated airports, an Airport Slot ID has to be inserted for both airports. The following example should be adhered to:
During the changeover period until 30.11.2014, both the old and new formats can be used.