Better matching airport slots and flight plan data
In previous years, Greek airports, 19 holiday destinations in particular, faced huge delays.
In close cooperation with the Hellenic CAA, the Hellenic ANSP (Flow Management), the Greek airport slot coordinator, and the Airline Operators Associations IACA and IATA, the Network Manager set up a procedure to significantly reduce arrival delays.
The procedure was trialled for two months and is operational since 10 July 2012.
The first results are positive: compared with summer 2010 when Greece registered the same traffic levels, arrival delays to the Greek islands have been reduced by 75% in the period from 30 April until 31 July 2012.
The objectives of the procedure are two-fold:
- improve the planning process by making sure that capacity rates are correct and that the airport slots provided to the aircraft operators are in line with them
- improve pre-tactical and tactical operations by making sure that aircraft operators file their flight plans according to those airport slots.