Slot coordination

The Slot Coordination unit of Sofia Airport is subordinate to the Executive Director and Board of Directors of the airport and is responsible to coordinate slots. The unit was set up in compliance with the provisions of Regulation (EEC) 95/93 of the Council of 18 January 1993. Sofia Airport is a level 2 schedules facilitated airport. Sofia Airport EAD is member of EUACA (European Airport Coordinators Association). The slot database of Sofia Airport is part of the overall database of the EUACА supported coordinated airports in the European Union.

Each operator has to make a request in an SMA (SCR) or GCR format.

PRINICPLES AND RULES OF OPERATION

  • Regulation (EEC) 95/93 of the Council of 18 January 1993
  • IATA Worldwide Slot Guidelines
  • EUACA European Slot Guidelines
  • IATA Standard Schedules Information Manual

It is particularly important that the Slot Coordination unit performs its functions on the principles of independence, neutrality and non-discrimination, strictly abiding by Regulation (EEC) 95/93 of the Council and IATA‘s Worldwide Slot Guidelines.

STAFF

Members of the Slot Coordination unit:

Dimiter Tcholakov – head of the unit  – [email protected]

Pavel Filchev – slot coordinator

Neli Teoharova – slot coordinator

Kiril Stanoev – slot coordinator

Konstantin Kostov – slot coordinator

SLOT COORDINATION PARAMETERs AT Sofia Airport

Slot requests for taking-off and landing have to be issued in the IATA format (SMA, SCR or GCR), and sent to the address specified in Contacts – SITA or е-mail. Requests have to be sent for any type of flight, with the exception of emergency landings and search and rescue flights.

All general aviation/air taxi slots are set for Terminal 1.

RWY CAPACITY

  • 22 flight movements per 60 minutes
  • 8 flight movements per 20 minutes

Terminal CAPACITY

Passenger flow (per 60 minutes)

Arrivals/Departures

Terminal 1 - 600 PAX/600 PAX

Terminal 2 - 750 PAX/750 PAX

Total 1350 PAX/1350 PAX

CHECK-IN DESKS

Terminal 1 – 17 check-in desks

Terminal 2 – 34 check-in desks

GATE CAPACITY

Terminal 1 – 6 bus gates

Terminal 2 – 7 air bridges and 4 bus gates

NOISE LIMITATIONS

  • In the summer season: between 2000UTC - 0300UTC only for regular flights and training flights.
  • In the winter season: between 2100UTC - 0400UTC only for regular flights and training flights.

The limitations do not apply to charter flights.

SLOT REQUEST FOR GENERAL AVIATION FLIGHTS

IATA format to request airport slots for general aviation flights by using ICAO codes – GCR (General Aviation Slot Request). An exemplary request can be downloaded via the link below.

SLOT REQUEST

IATA format to request airport slots for general aviation flights by using IATA codes – SMA (Slot Movement Advice). An exemplary request can be downloaded via the link below.

SLOT REQUEST

contacts

1540 Sofia; 1, Christopher Columbus blvd.; Sofia Airport EAD
+ 359 2 937 2171
+ 359 2 937 2159
+ 359 2 937 2148

Slot request e-mail address:
[email protected]

SITA: SOFLDXH

Working hours: 08:30 - 21:00 (Monday - Friday)
09:00 - 20:00 (Saturday – Sunday)