FAA: Administrating Slot 2 Airports


If delays can be managed with some guidance on the number and timing of flights through schedule facilitation, then an airport may be designated Level 2 by the FAA based primarily on performance metrics and runway capacity. In the U.S., the FAA Slot Administration Office within the Air Traffic Organization facilitates runway schedules at Level 2 airports designated by the FAA.

In the U.S., the Level 2 airports include Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). An airport operator may separately declare an airport as Level 2 b