Airport Reservation Office (ARO)
YYC Runway Slots
Effective Oct. 30, 2023, The Calgary Airport Authority will be implementing a Runway Slot system for all General and Business Aviation. All users of YYC’s runways will require a pre-approved arrival and departure slot prior to operation.
The new program, called Airport Reservation Office (ARO), will manage all GA/BA slot requests for arrivals and departures and will use the same system that is already in place in other airports, including CYVR and CYUL, to book runway slots (Online Coordination System (OCS)).
Please have your company contact the program vendor PDC: firstname.lastname@example.org to have them add CYYC to your account.
If you do not currently operate at CYUL or CYVR, or you are a new user of OCS, please complete the Online Coordination (OCS) Application Form [link] as soon as possible to avoid delay in obtaining access to the reservation system. All completed forms must be emailed to email@example.com. The Airport requires a list of aircraft registrations emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you may be able to engage your FBO to assist with your bookings if you are an infrequent user of YYC.
Requests for reservations will be accepted beginning 72 hours prior of the proposed time of the operation. YYC-based GA/BA Tenant Carriers may book up to 30 days prior to departure or arrival.
Reservations can be obtained by logging to https://www.online-coordination.com/ and must include:
- Date and hour (UTC or Local) of proposed operation
- Aircraft identifier and flight number or aircraft tail number used for ATC communication
- Aircraft type designator (ICAO approved)
- Origin/destination airport
If the requested reservation time is not available, OCS will offer the closest time before and after the requested time. Once a reservation is completed, OCS will produce a reservation number. Changes and cancellations should be made via the OCS online tool to amend the reservation accordingly.
A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guide is available to support users through this process – FAQ - Slot Reservations at YYC: A Guide [PDF] .
- Active (live) MEDEVAC flights
- Flights engaged in military, customs, or police services operations.
- Flights with Head of State Status
- Aircraft diversions due to mechanical or medical emergencies
Runway slot reservations are mandatory for all flights operated as general aviation operations at YYC. All aircraft will be monitored for compliance. Questions can be forwarded to email@example.com.