A++ Joint Venture – Slot Release
Procedure Summer 2018
In May 2013, the European Commission (EC) adopted a commitment decision under Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003 in relation to the transatlantic joint venture between Air Canada, Deutsche Lufthansa and United Airlines making the commitments legally binding on the parties (case AT.39595 Continental/United/Lufthansa/Air Canada). Under the commitments, the parties in particular offered to make landing and take-off slots available at Frankfurt and/or New York airports (JFK or Newark) for competing carriers to operate a daily service on the Frankfurt-New York route.
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
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.