IATA maintains punctuality should not directly influence slot allocation

IATA is challenging punctuality rules that will affect slot allocation processes in Brazil and China.

IATA will be seeking to further engage with Brazil’s ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency) after a number of airlines were told they had lost slots at Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, due to not meeting punctuality targets. 

The Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG) already incorporate various means to address poor performance

IATA is also seeking clarity with the Civil Aviation Administration of China regarding the implementation of punctuality rules, set to come into force in July.

IATA has maintained punctuality should not be directly aligned to slot allocation.  

The Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG) already incorporate various means to address poor performance. 

If governments deviate from the WSG, an airline could lose a slot in one country while retaining it at the other end of the route.

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