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
Team of Airport Coordination Hungary - Airport Slot Coordinators
Mrs. Erzsébet Veresné Baksa
Mr. István Holczer
Mr. Ádám Diczendy
Tel.: (36-1) 293 4050
AIRPORT SLOT REQUESTS/SUBMISSIONS shall be sent to email@example.com in SCR/SMA format as described in IATA SSIM ch.6
For topics other than airport coordination/airport slot requests please use 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.
IATA Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines (WASG) 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 WASG.)
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.)77.41 KB 21. January 2015. 625.15 KB 22. July 2020. 508.92 KB 17. October 2020.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org). However, we highly appreciate if copies of these requests are sent to us (e-mail: email@example.com).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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
For a detailed guide on how to use the SSIM (Standard Schedules Information Manual) and how to create an SCR, SMA, SIR and other messages related to coordination/schedule facilitation please click here.
Coordination parameters of Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport
Local time at Budapest:
Summer period: UTC + 2 hrs
Winter period: UTC + 1 hr
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.
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.
Summer 2023 parameters with BUD Airport's official accompanying letter see in attached documents below.
Passengers (Terminal 2A + 2B)
4.500 seat capacity within rolling 60 minutes
4.500 seat capacity within rolling 60 minutes
Commercal widebody passenger aircrafts (Terminal 2A + 2B)
Maximum 5 ICAO code "D" or "E" arrival movements within 180 rolling minutes
Maximum 5 ICAO code "D" or "E" arrival movements within 90 rolling minutes
Runway Capacity Limits
30 arrivals within static 60 minutes
30 departures within static 60 minutes
60 movements within static 60 minutes
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR AIRLINE SCHEDULERS
Initial coordination reports
COVID-19 Slot return best practices
EU Slot Waiver S20/W20/S21/W21 (COVID-19)
IMPORTANT!!! Hungarian Force Majeure/JNUS deadline: 18 April 2022 23:00 UTC (07 March 2022 + 6 weeks recovery period)709.02 KB 15. December 2021. 160.05 KB 29. September 2022. 498.71 KB 29. September 2022.
Important information on UEFA Europa League Final 2023
Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport has been designated Level 3 airport for the period of 31May 00:00LT - 01June 23:59LT. (Budapest Local Time in Summer season is UTC+2 hrs.)
For detailed information on the designation (available in Hungarian only) and the relevant airport capacity parameters, please see the attached documents.485.06 KB 17. April 2023. 121.04 KB 23. May 2023. 570.76 KB 23. May 2023.