The competition among airlines is keen and the “battle” is not only fought on the field of price, service, etc. Having the best connections has a significant impact on market shares too.
All airlines want the slot times that enable them to offer the best connections for their passengers. This makes an entire business of handling, managing and selling slot times.
In other words, having the good time slots means big business and it is important to manage the slots properly and make sure not to lose ones rights.
Time slots are allocated according to a complex set of rules, historical rights, etc. And once an airline has obtained its slots there are obligations to use or sell them. Should an airline fail to use its slots or send the proper reports, there are heavy economic penalties - or worse - loss of time slots.
PDC Slot Management is a tool to administer an airline’s slots at coordinated airports. It maintains an updated slot status including deviations between schedule and coordinated slots and gives reports on actual performance at airports.
PDC Slot Management receives the airline schedule from the airline’s schedules planning system and the airline’s operations control system. It tracks all SCR traffic. It supports preparation of SCR's for 'problem flights'. It provides reports on screen and on print.
PDC Slot Management benefits from more than 20 years of experience from airport slot coordinators world-wide. PDC is supplier of the airport slot coordination software, PDC SCORE.
PDC SCORE is the most widely used software for airport slot coordination with installations in numerous countries. PDC SCORE is continually upgraded based on requirements of IATA and the airport users.