>>"In the next ten years we will need more large planes," he said. "And in many
important hubs we can only achieve growth with the A380 because of a lack of
In the aviation industry, a slot is usually the window of time allocated to an
airline for the use of a runway at congested airports.<<
Use of a runway? Or time allocated to use the airport facilities? If the former is correct, why would it make a difference what kind of airplane LH
uses, as the aircraft would use about the same amount of time to use the runway (i.e. takeoff, landing)?
As for the latter, wouldn't it make more sense to use a smaller capacity aircraft with a shorter turnaround time in order to minimize time spent at a congested airport? Then perhaps add another frequency using the smaller aircraft to achieve growth.