The airline companies will be required to use their slots 80% of the time to keep them.
The British Government has submitted rules before Parliament to reinstate the airport slots rules for this summer season that are in line with pre-pandemic levels.
However, the government has retained some flexibility to enable the sector’s recovery.
Beginning 26 March 2023, airlines will be required to use their slots 80% of the time to retain them.
With this move, the UK Government aims to minimise disruption.
Airlines will be allowed to return up to 5% of their slots before the start of the season, which will help in creating realistic schedules and avoid last-minute cancellations.