1009. Slot co-ordination.

A 'slot' is the permission given by a co-ordinator in accordance with the legislation relating to slot co-ordination1 to use the full range of airport infrastructure necessary to operate an air service at a co-ordinated airport2 on a specific date and time for the purpose of landing or take-off as allocated by a co-ordinator in accordance with the legislation3. Provision is made for the co-ordinated allocation of airport slots at designated airports within the EU, for the purpose of ensuring, inter alia, that no air carrier4, whether a Community air carrier5 or otherwise, is compromised by a shortage or