Airport Coordination

Welcome to the page of Airport Coordination Hungary. Airport Coordination Hungary is responsible for the allocation of airport slots/schedules facilitation at Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport.

Office hours: 07:00 - 17:00 LT Monday-Friday      07:00 - 15:00 LT weekends and public holidays



e-mail: budcoord@hungarocontrol.hu
Tel.:      +36 (1) 293 4050

The team of Airport Coordination Hungary:
Airport Coordinators:
Tel.:      (36-1) 293 4050
E-mail:  budcoord@hungarocontrol.hu   

Mr István Holczer
Mr Tamás Lovik
Ms Erzsébet Baksa

Please contact us by phone, e-mail or via the contact form at the bottom of this page.

  • EU Regulation 95/93; as amended by EU Regulation 793/2004 (“the Regulation”); this regulation provides the basis for slot coordination/schedules facilitation in the EU Member States and deals with conditions, the role and powers of the coordinator, coordination committee, airport capacity, allocation process, monitoring, sanctions, etc. Of particular importance is that the slot coordinator/schedules facilitator carries out its duties in an independent manner and acts in a neutral, non-discriminatory and transparent way. For more information please see the full text of the EU Regulation 95/93 in the downloadable document.

    National law; the Hungarian Aviation Act refers the task of slot allocation/schedules facilitation at Hungarian airports to HungaroControl Pte. Ltd. Co.

     

     

    Applied Methodology

    IATA Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG) is a detailed outline of the procedures on managing the allocation of scarce resources at congested airports on a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory basis. It is amended every half year.  (Click the link for the Latest version of WSG.)

    EUACA Recommended Practices: (European Airport Coordinators Association) has developed Recommended Practices on the interpretation, clarification and implementation of the EU Regulation. (Click the link for EUACA.)

    95_93_consolidated_en.pdf
    77.41 KB 21. January 2015.
  • Process of slot allocation/schedules facilitation

    Coordination/schedules facilitation is done according to methodology, dates, and deadlines that are accepted and applied worldwide. You can find the dates of schedule coordination activities for the two forthcoming scheduling seasons here.

    IATA Schedules Conference

    The IATA Schedules Conferences are held twice each year (in June for the next winter season and in November for the next summer season). It is the most important event of the worldwide scheduling community, where more than 200 schedules facilitated or coordinated airports and close to 300 airlines assemble with the aim to optimize their schedules at major airports.

    During the Conference, schedules are adjusted mainly through bilateral discussions between airlines and coordinators regarding alternatives offered, or between airlines to exchange slots offered or accepted. A schedule change at one airport will affect one or more other airports. Because all coordinators/schedule facilitators and airlines attend the Conference, it provides a forum in which all such repercussive changes can be processed. For further information please visit http://www.iata.org/policy/slots/Pages/index.aspx

    How to Apply for Slots and Submit Schedules

    Requests for scheduled and charter passenger and cargo flights must be submitted for both seasonal and ad-hoc services by sending a request to the coordinator/schedules facilitator in IATA SSIM (Standard Schedules Information Manual) format. 

    Same day changes are not subject to slot coordination/schedule facilitation and need not be submitted to Airport Coordination Hungary. Such requests are dealt by the Operations Department of Budapest Airport (SITA: BUDOPXH, email: airport.ops@bud.hu). However, we highly appreciate if copies of these requests are sent to us (e-mail: budcoord@hungarocontrol.hu).

    The main principles and rules for SSIM messages are:

    • All dates, days and times are in UTC
    • Timings are on stand / off stand (not runway time)
    • Dates and periods of operations must be within the season period
    • Two seasons: Summer and Winter
    • Summer starts on the last Sunday in March through to the Saturday of the last weekend in October
    • Winter starts on the last Sunday in October through to the Saturday of the last weekend in March
    • Messages must be answered within 3 business days
    • Only 1 scheduled arrival and/or departure on the same day for a given flight designator 

    Messages can be sent by email (budcoord@hungarocontrol.hu). For emails the following rules apply:

    • Plain text format only
    • No attachments
    • Email body must begin with the message format i.e. SCR/SMA/SIR etc.
    • Your email address must be specified in the reference line of the header
    • Any non-standard text must be preceded by a GI footer line

    See below how to create an SCR, SMA, SIR and other messages related to coordination/schedule facilitation (please click the links below):

    For a detailed guide on how to use the SSIM (Standard Schedules Information Manual), please click here

     

  • Coordination parameters of Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport

    Local time at Budapest:

    Summer period: UTC + 2 hrs

    Winter period: UTC + 1 hr

    Night restrictions:

    The term “night” covers the period between 22:00 and 05:55 hours local time. During the night hours it is prohibited

    • to carry out training flights and check flights
    • to land or take-off with aircraft not having noise certification according to the provisions of ICAO Annex 16, Volume I. Part II.

    During the night hours commercial flights may be carried out in limited numbers. The nightly quota between 22:00 and 05:55 local time is 50 movements, but not more than 6 movements between 24:00 and 04:55 local time. For more details click here

     

    Coordination parameters for Summer 2017 and for Summer 2018 scheduling seasons

    Airlines contracted to use Basic boarding gates (BBG airlines group):

    W6 (Wizz Air), FR (Ryanair), EZY (easyJet), EZS (easyJet Switzerland), LS (Jet2.com), HV (Transavia Airlines), TO (Transavia France)

    Terminal 2 (2A+2B total)

    Passengers

    Departure

    3350 passengers within rolling 90 minutes

    Terminal 2A

    Movements

    Arrival

    6 arrivals within rolling 15 minutes

    Departure

    20 departures within rolling 60 minutes, but

    not more than 12 departures within rolling 50

    minutes excluding the BBG airline group

    Terminal 2B

     
    Arrival 6 arrivals within rolling 15 minutes
    Departure

    15 departures within rolling 60 minutes

       
    Runway Capacity Limits  

    Arrival

    30 arrivals within rolling 60 minutes

    Departure

    30 departures within rolling 60 minutes

     

     

    Coordination parameters for Winter 2017 scheduling season

    Airlines contracted to use Basic boarding gates (BBG airlines group):

    W6 (Wizz Air), FR (Ryanair), EZY (easyJet), EZS (easyJet Switzerland), LS (Jet2.com), HV (Transavia Airlines), TO (Transavia France)

    Terminal 2 (2A+2B total)

    Passengers

    Departure

    3000 passengers within rolling 90 minutes

    Terminal 2A

    Movements

    Arrival

    6 arrivals within rolling 15 minutes

    Departure

    20 departures within rolling 60 minutes, but

    not more than 12 departures within rolling 50

    minutes excluding the BBG airline group

    Terminal 2B

     
    Arrival 6 arrivals within rolling 15 minutes
    Departure

    15 departures within rolling 60 minutes

       
    Runway Capacity Limits  

    Arrival

    30 arrivals within rolling 60 minutes

    Departure

    30 departures within rolling 60 minutes

     

     

    Terminal allocation

    TERMINAL 2A
    All passenger flights arriving or departing from/to destinations in the Schengen area.

    TERMINAL 2B
    All passenger flights arriving or departing from/to destinations in the Non-Schengen area.