FAQ

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What is a slot ?

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A slot is the permission given by a coordinator to land or take off from a coordinated airport on a specific date and time.

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What is a coordinated airport ?

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An airport can be designated as coordinated by a state when experiencing congestion.
In Morocco,there are two coordinated airports:CMN and RBA.

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Who allocates slots ?

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Under Circular N°2399 of August the 5th 2013 a coordinator is appointed for the coordinated airport.
The coordinator is the sole person responsible of slot allocation.

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Who is Moroccan Slots Coordinator ?

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Moroccan Slots Coordinator is a not for profit association designated by The Ministry of Equipment,Transport and Logistics as the coordinator for the coordinated international airports of the Kingdom of Morocco.
The Head Coordinator and his staff are responsible for slot allocation.

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What are the parameters of slots allocation

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The process of allocating slots at coordinated airports to airlines wishing to serve these airports requires, as a prerequisite, the determination of the allocation parameters of slots, taking into account all technical, operational and environmental relevant is coordination prior to any operation in a coordinated airport.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is responsible for determining the parameters and criteria of slots allocation at coordinated airports.

This determination must be based on an objective analysis of airport infrastructure and the availability of required staff, saturation of airspace likely to occur during coordination period.

The allocation proccess take intoacoount several constraints : Passenger/Luggage/Aircraft on departure, arrival or in transit. The declared capacity of the airport for a given constraint is that of the weakest link airport chain.

The fundamental challenge is to ensure development of air transport in line with the development policies of the Government while meeting desired quality targets at airports.

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Series of slots

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A series of slots means at least five slots having been requested for the same time on the same day of the week regularely in the same schedulin period and allocated in tha way or at a closer time.