Perth airport to introduce schedule coordination system

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Perth airport has achieved consensus with airlines to introduce a schedule coordination system in February 2013.

This system will closely balance demand and capacity at the airport by coordinating the departure and arrival times of operating airlines.

Benefits of the system include maximising performance and reducing delays during peak periods, considering the airport's current airfield and airspace infrastructure.

It will be administered by Airport Coordination Australia and become part of the conditions of use for all airlines operating at the airport, says Perth airport.

The system is also based on that laid down in the International Air Transport Association's world scheduling guidelines and world slot guidelines.

Local rules, however, have been incorporated to ensure that the particular circumstances of Western Australia are taken into account, including the fly-in fly-out resource sector charter flights and the routes regulated by the state government.