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

Tel.:      +36 (1) 293 4050

The team of Airport Coordination Hungary:
Airport Coordinators:
Tel.:      (36-1) 293 4050

Mr István Holczer
Mr Tamás Lovik
Mrs 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.)

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  • 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

    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: However, we highly appreciate if copies of these requests are sent to us (e-mail:

    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 ( 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

    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 Winter 2019 and Summer 2020 scheduling seasons

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

    W6 (Wizz Air), FR (Ryanair), EZY (easyJet), EZS (easyJet Switzerland), EJU (easyJet Europe), LS (, HV (Transavia Airlines), TO (Transavia France), DY (Norwegain Air Shuttle), D8 (Norwegian Air International)

    Terminal 2



    16 arrival flights within rolling 20 minutes

    8 Non-Schengen arrival flights within rolling 20 minutes

    • BBG airlines group

    19 Schengen departure flights within rolling 60 minutes

    23 Non-Schengen departure flights within rolling 60 minutes

    35 departures within rolling 60 minutes

    • Non-BBG airlines group

    15 Schengen departure flights within rolling 60 minutes

    29 Non-Schengen departure flights within rolling 60 minutes

    37 departures within rolling 60 minutes

    • All airlines (BBG + Non-BBG)

    23 Schengen departure flights within rolling 60 minutes

    29 Non-Schengen departure flights within rolling 60 minutes

    45 departures within rolling 60 minutes



    Runway Capacity Limits  


    30 arrivals within rolling 60 minutes


    30 departures within rolling 60 minutes


    Terminal allocation

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

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


    Initial coordination reports

    EURO 2020 schedule coordination procedures



    Initial Coordination Report BUD S19.pdf
    574.03 KB 28. December 2018.
    Initial Coordination Report BUD W19.pdf
    692.29 KB 25. June 2019.
    Procedure EURO 2020.docx
    651.99 KB 2. December 2019.
    Initial Coordination Report BUD S20.pdf
    701.67 KB 18. December 2019.