ENR 1.9 Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM)

1.9.1. Short term congestion problems on some routes are resolved by allocation of departure slot times which may result in delaying engine start-up.

During short term congestion periods flow management is based on the overriding principle that levels will be allocated in such a manner that available capacity is utilised in the most efficient manner. To this end the provisions of Annex 11 para 2.2 c) shall take precedence over the provisions of Doc 4444 ATM para 5.6.i.e. In order to expedite traffic it is essential to make the most efficient use of available airspace. Consequently it may be necessary for an aircraft at cruising level to be issued with a revised clearance at a lower or if possible higher level.

1.9.2. Contingency plans - Slot times
  1. Contingency plans are activated when necessary due to traffic congestion.

  2. When contingency plans are in force, affected traffic departing UAE airports may be allocated a slot time at the time start-up clearance is issued.

  3. The Emirates ACC will co-ordinate the highest vacant level attainable by the transfer point. Pilots will be expected to request level change en-route from the next ACC, if required.

  4. The following conditions apply:

    1. The slot time issued allows for a window of opportunity of five minutes period commencing 2.5 minutes before and finishing 2.5 minutes after the slot time allocated.

    2. Aircraft unable to make the slot within the period allocated shall be required to hold until an alternative slot time is available.

1.9.3. The following standard routings apply for traffic transiting the FIR:
Entry pointRouteExit point
BUNDUB415 SIXIV N318LABRI (see Note 7)
B415 KUGTO Q415TONVO (see Notes 6 and 9)
B415 RURAL N685RETAS (see Note 8)
PATATL519 EGPEP L313TARDI (see Note 1)
L519 IVOXI M557TUMAK (see Note 2)
L519 IVOXI N571ALPOB (see Note 3)
L519 IVOXI P699ORMID (see Note 4)
L519 IVOXI P699 EGTAG N566 RORON M430TOSNA
ITRAXP899 ROVOS G462TUMAK (see Notes 2 and 14)
P899 ROVOS G462 UKUVO P553 IMGUX N563ALPOB (see Notes 3 and 14)
P899 ROVOS G462 UKUVO P553 IMGUX P699ORMID (see Notes 4 and 14)
P899MEKMA
P899 UMIBU N563 BOSEV L565 UKUVO G462TUMAK (see Notes 2 and 17)
P899 UMIBU N563ALPOB (see Notes 3 and 17)
P899 UMIBU N563 IMGUX P699ORMID (see Notes 4 and 17)
NAMLAN300 NOLSU P307TONVO (see Note 6)
N300 VEKOV M318GABKO
N300LALDO (see Note 5)
N300 VEKOV M318 MITIX N313 PAVAG P307 NOLSU N300LALDO (see Note 10)
LALDOM677 TUKSI P699 IVOXI M557TUMAK (see Notes 2 and 12)
M677 TUKSI P699 IVOXI N571ALPOB (see Notes 3 and 12)
M677 TUKSI P699ORMID (see Notes 4 and 12)
M677 TUKSI P699 EGTAG N566 RORON M430TOSNA
OVONAN318LABRI (see Note 7)
N318 KAPUM N685RETAS (see Note 8)
TOSNAN685 UMEVU Q415 KAXOB N300 GIDOB N685RETAS (see Note 8)
N685 KAPUM N318LABRI (see Note 7)
LUDIDM628PEKEM (see Note 16)
M628 RIGIL G783TANSU (see Note 15)
MENSAN571 IVOXI M557TUMAK (see Note 2)
N571ALPOB (see Note 3)
N571 IVOXI P699ORMID (see Note 4)
N571 RUKOR P574KUMUN
N571 IVOXI P699 EGTAG N566 RORON M430TOSNA
MUSAPR401 NORGA P574KUMUN
R401GABKO
ORSARR784 TOVIV P321 NOLSU P307TONVO (see Notes 6 and 11)
R784 KUSEN M677LALDO (see Notes 5 and 11)
R784 TATLA L223TARDI (see Notes 1 and 11)
SIRL223 TATLA R784 TOVIV P321 NOLSU P307TONVO (see Note 6)
L223 TATLA R784 KUSEN M677LALDO (see Note 5)
L223TARDI (see Note 1)
SODEXN563ALPOB (see Note 3)
N563 BOSEV L565 UKUVO G462TUMAK (see Note 2)
N563 IMGUX P699ORMID (see Note 4)
N563 UMIBU P899MEKMA
SOLUDP574 RUKOR N571 IVOXI M557TUMAK (see Notes 2 and 13)
P574 RUKOR N571ALPOB (see Notes 3 and 13)
P574 RUKOR N571 IVOXI P699ORMID (see Notes 4 and 13)
P574 NORGA R401GABKO
P574KUMUN
OBNETM677 LOVEM M318GABKO
M677 LOVEM L562 SERSA P307TONVO (see Note 6)
M677LALDO (see Note 5)
M677 LOVEM L223TARDI (see Note 1)
NALPOP559 AMBOV M322 LOVEM M318GABKO
P559 AMBOV M322 LOVEM M677LALDO (see Note 5)
P559 AMBOV M322 LOVEM L562 SERSA P307TONVO (see Note 6)
P559 AMBOV M322 LOVEM L223TARDI (see Note 1)
TANSUG783 ASPED P308 PEDOG R401GABKO
PEKEMM628 RIGIL G783 ASPED P308 PEDOG R401GABKO
Transiting Traffic Notes

Note 1: For traffic with destinations OOMS/OOMN only FL 330 or below is available

Note 2: For traffic to OBBB FIR via MIDSI, SOLEM, DAVUS & ROTOX to OIIX, OKAC and ORBB FIRs

Note 3: For traffic to OEJD FIR via COPPI & BPN and destinations OERK & OEJN

Note 4: For traffic with destinations OBBI, OBBS, OBKH, OEDF and OEDR

Note 5: For traffic via IMLOT only FL 330 & FL 390 is available

Note 6: Available levels over TONVO are FL 270 and above

Note 7: For traffic overflying Muscat FIR or with destination other than OOMS/OOMN/OOSH

Note 8: For traffic with destinations OOMS/OOMN/OOSH. Only FL 330 or below is available

Note 9: Traffic shall cross UKILI FL 230 or above and GEVIV FL 270 or above

Note 10: For traffic with cruising level FL 255 and below

Note 11: FL 310 and all odd levels above available via ORSAR for UAE overflyers

Note 12: For traffic above FL 255

Note 13: For traffic above FL 275

Note 14: Traffic shall reach FL 230 or above by ROVOS

Note 15: For traffic routing via PURDA

Note 16: For traffic routing via MEVDO

Note 17: For traffic with requested FL 220 or below

1.9.4. The following standard routings apply for traffic departing UAE airports:
Departure airportDestinationRoute / Exit point
OMALOISS, OIII & destinations beyondROVOS G462 ULODA DCT TULON M318 TOVIV P574 KUMUN
OOMM FIR & beyond, except OOMS/OOMN/OOSH landing trafficLABRI
OOMS/OOMN/OOSH landing trafficRETAS
OYSC FIR,
OEJD FIR
DCT ELUDA G783 TANSU (see Notes 1, 2)
DCT ELUDA G783 RIGIL M628 PEKEM (see Notes 1, 3)
ROVOS DCT ADV DCT VUXOD L519 ATUDO M318 KATIT (see Notes 4, 5)
ROVOS DCT ADV DCT VUXOD L519 ATUDO M318 GOLGU M550 RIBOT (see Notes 4, 6)
Doha TMA and OEJD FIR and beyond overflying KIAROVOS DCT ADV DCT MEKRI P899 MEKMA (conditions apply see Bahrain AIP)
OBBB FIR via MIDSI, SOLEM, DAVUS & ROTOX to OIIX, OKAC and ORBB FIRsROVOS DCT ADV DCT DAXIB P553 UKUVO G462 TUMAK
OEJD FIR via COPPI & BPN and destinations OERK & OEJNROVOS DCT ADV DCT BOSEV N563 ALPOB
OBBI, OBBS, OBKH, OEDF and OEDRROVOS DCT ADV DCT BOSEV N563 IMGUX P699 ORMID
OIKB & destinations beyondROVOS G462 ULODA DCT TULON M318 GABKO
OMAA & OMADOIKB & beyondTULON M318 GABKO
OOMM FIR & beyond, except OOMS/OOMN/OOSH landing trafficKANIP N318 LABRI
OOMS/OOMN/OOSH landing trafficORNEL N685 RETAS
OYSC FIR,
OEJD FIR
ORNEL M560 ELUDA G783 TANSU (see Notes 1, 2)
ORNEL M560 ELUDA G783 RIGIL M628 PEKEM (see Notes 1, 3)
ATUDO M318 KATIT (see Notes 4, 5)
ATUDO M318 GOLGU M550 RIBOT (see Notes 4, 6)
Doha TMA and OEJD FIR and beyond overflying KIAMEKRI P899 MEKMA (conditions apply see Bahrain AIP)
OBBB FIR via MIDSI, SOLEM, DAVUS & ROTOX to OIIX, OKAC and ORBB FIRsDAXIB P553 UKUVO G462 TUMAK
OEJD FIR via COPPI & BPN and destinations OERK & OEJNBOSEV N563 ALPOB
OBBI, OBBS, OBKH, OEDF and OEDRBOSEV N563 IMGUX P699 ORMID
OIBKDAXIB P553 UKUVO DCT KIVUS DCT LUDAM DCT ORSAR
OISS, OIII & destinations beyondTULON M318 TOVIV P574 KUMUN
OMDB, OMDW & OMSJOIKB & beyondDAVMO M318 GABKO
OOMS & SEANVIX L223 TARDI
OYSC FIR,
OEJD FIR
ANVIX R401 GIDIS G783 TANSU (see Notes 7, 2)
ANVIX R401 GIDIS G783 RIGIL M628 PEKEM (see Notes 7, 3)
KUTLI L519 ATUDO M318 KATIT (see Notes 4, 5)
KUTLI L519 ATUDO M318 GOLGU M550 RIBOT (see Notes 4, 6)
OBBB FIR via MIDSI, SOLEM, DAVUS & ROTOX to OIIX, OKAC & ORBB FIRsRIDAP M557 TUMAK
OEJD FIR via COPPI & BPN and destinations OERK & OEJNSENPA N571 ALPOB
OBBI, OBBS, OBKH, OEDF and OEDRNABIX P699 ORMID
Doha TMANABIX P699 OXARI M430 TOSNA
MIROT N566 RORON M430 TOSNA
OISS, OIII & beyondDCT KUMUN
OIBKRIDAP M557 TOTKU DCT KIVUS DCT LUDAM DCT ORSAR
OOSHANVIX L223 TARDI (see Note 8)
OOSA & S of OOMM FIRANVIX R401 GIDIS G783 UKRAG L710 MEMTU
OMDB & OMSJOPKR FIR & beyond
IVURO M677 LALDO
IVURO M428 GOMTA
OMDWOPKR FIR & beyondNOLSU N300 LALDO
NOLSU M572 GOMTA
OMFJOIIX FIR & beyondGABKO
OOMM FIR & destinations beyondDCT TONVO
OYSC FIR,
OEJD FIR
ALN G783 RIGIL M628 PEKEM (see Notes 7, 3)
ALN G783 TANSU (see Notes 7, 2)
SERSA L519 ATUDO M318 KATIT (see Notes 4, 5)
SERSA L519 ATUDO M318 GOLGU M550 RIBOT (see Notes 4, 6)
OBBB FIR via MIDSI, SOLEM & IVONI to OIIX, OKAC & ORBB FIRsSERSA L519 IVOXI M557 TUMAK
OEJD FIR via COPPI & BPN and destinations OERK & OEJNSERSA L519 IVOXI N571 ALPOB
OBBI, OBBS, OBKH, OEDF and OEDRSERSA L519 IVOXI P699 ORMID
Doha TMASERSA L519 IVOXI P699 OXARI M430 TOSNA
OMRKOIIX FIR & beyondASNEK R401 GABKO
OPKR & beyondPUVAL DCT NADNI DCT IVURO M677 LALDO
PUVAL DCT NADNI DCT IVURO M428 GOMTA
OOMS or exiting OOMM FIR via TOTOX, REXOD, LOTAV, KITALPUVAL DCT RUKOR DCT ANVIX L223 TARDI
OYSC FIR,
OEJD FIR
PUVAL DCT RUKOR DCT ANVIX R401 GIDIS G783 TANSU (see Notes 7, 2)
PUVAL DCT RUKOR DCT ANVIX R401 GIDIS G783 RIGIL M628 PEKEM (see Notes 7, 3)
PUVAL L519 ATUDO M318 KATIT (see Notes 4, 5)
PUVAL L519 ATUDO M318 GOLGU M550 RIBOT (see Notes 4, 6)
OBBB FIR via MIDSI, SOLEM & IVONI to OIIX, OKAC & ORBB FIRsPUVAL L519 IVOXI M557 TUMAK
OEJD FIR via COPPI & BPN and destinations OERK & OEJNPUVAL L519 IVOXI N571 ALPOB
OBBI, OBBS, OBKH, OEDF and OEDRPUVAL L519 IVOXI N571 TUDIS P699 ORMID
Doha TMAPUVAL L519 IVOXI P699 OXARI M430 TOSNA
OOSA & S of OOMM FIRPUVAL DCT RUKOR DCT ANVIX R401 GIDIS G783 UKRAG L710 MEMTU
Departure Traffic Notes

Note 1: Aircraft unable to reach FL 200 by ELUDA and / or FL 300 by TANSU/PEKEM shall FPL N318 LABRI

Note 2: Available routing after TANSU is BOSED PURDA

Note 3: Available routing after PEKEM is DEGPA MEVDO

Note 4: Aircraft unable to reach FL 300 by KATIT/RIBOT shall FPL via G783 or N318

Note 5: Available routing after KATIT is DEGPA PURDA

Note 6: Available routing after RIBOT is MIGMA MEVDO

Note 7: Aircraft unable to reach FL 200 by ELUDA and / or FL 300 by TANSU/PEKEM shall FPL L223 TARDI

Note 8: At 11,000 FT Only.

1.9.5. The following standard routings apply for traffic arriving at UAE international airports.
Arrival airportFromEntry point / Route
OMALOIKB & beyondPATAT L519 IVOXI P311 TONKI DCT KANIP
OISS, OIII & beyondORSAR R784 TATLA L223 VUTEB M569 OBREV P311 TONKI DCT KANIP
OERYBUNDU B415 EGPOG Q666 GIDOB DCT ADV DCT KANIP
NAMLA N300 GIDOB DCT ADV DCT KANIP
OBBI & N & W of OBBB FIRTOSNA N685 GIDOB DCT ADV DCT KANIP
OVONA N318 KAPUM N685 GIDOB DCT ADV DCT KANIP
OYSC FIR,
OEJD FIR
TANSU G783 ALN
KATIT M318 ATUDO DCT ADV DCT KANIP
RIBOT M550 GOLGU M318 ATUDO DCT ADV DCT KANIP
PEKEM M628 RIGIL G783 ALN
OOMS & E of OOMM FIRITRAX
OOSA & SE of OOMM FIRSODEX N563 ELUDA G783 ALN
OMAA& OMADOIKB & beyondPATAT L519 IVOXI P311 EMERU
OOMS & E of OOMM FIRITRAX P899 ROVOS
OOSA & SE of OOMM FIRSODEX N563 NOBTO
OYSC FIR,
OEJD FIR
TANSU G783 ALN P899 ROVOS
KATIT M318 ATUDO
RIBOT M550 GOLGU M318 ATUDO
PEKEM M628 RIGIL G783 ALN P899 ROVOS
OISS, OIII & beyondORSAR R784 TATLA L223 VUTEB M569 OBREV P311 EMERU (see Note 4)
ORSAR G666 ELOVU (see Note 2)
OMAADoha TMANAMLA N300 KAXOB Q415 UKILI
BUNDU B415 UKILI
OBBI & N & W of OBBB FIRTOSNA N685 UMEVU Q415 UKILI
OVONA N318 KAPUM M552 ALNEV Q415 UKILI
OERYBUNDU B415 UKILI
OIBKORSAR DCT UKILI (see Note 1)
OMADDoha TMANAMLA N300 GIDOB
BUNDU B415 EGPOG Q666 GIDOB
OBBI & N & W of OBBB FIRTOSNA N685 GIDOB
OVONA N318 KAPUM N685 GIDOB
OERYBUNDU B415 EGPOG Q666 GIDOB
OIBKORSAR DCT GIDOB (see Note 1)
OMDBOIKB & beyondPATAT L519 PUVAL
NE of OOMM FIRPASOV B540 MIVEK P574 IMPED
SE of OOMM FIRTAPRA M762 MIVEK P574 IMPED
OOMSSOLUD P574 GISMO P574 IMPED (see Note 3)
OOSA & S of OOMM FIRMUSAP R401 PEDOG P308 KIPOK L568 IMPED
OYSC FIR,
OEJD FIR
TANSU G783 ASPED P308 KIPOK L568 IMPED
PEKEM M628 RIGIL G783 ASPED P308 KIPOK L568 IMPED
KATIT M318 RURAL P317 LORID
RIBOT M550 GOLGU M318 RURAL P317 LORID
OIBK, OISS, OIII & beyondORSAR R784 TATLA L223 VUTEB
OBBI & N & W of OBBB FIROBNET M677 VUTEB
NALPO P559 VUTEB
Doha TMAASTOG L305 ITBUL M677 VUTEB
OOSHVAXAS M762 MIVEK P574 IMPED
OMDWOIKB & beyondPATAT L519 PUVAL
OOMS & NE of OOMM FIRPASOV M564 UMAMI
OOMS & SE of OOMM FIRTAPRA M762 VAXAS M564 UMAMI
OOSA & S of OOMM FIRMUSAP R401 GIDIS
OYSC FIR,
OEJD FIR
TANSU G783 ASPED P308 PEDOG R401 GIDIS
PEKEM M628 RIGIL G783 ASPED P308 PEDOG R401 GIDIS
KATIT M318 RURAL P317 LORID
RIBOT M550 GOLGU M318 RURAL P317 LORID
OIBK, OISS, OIII & beyondORSAR R784 GONVI (see Note 4)
ORSAR G666 ELOVU (see Note 2)
OBBI & N & W of OBBB FIROBNET M677 ITBUL M322 DATOB (see Note 4)
OBNET M677 LUDAM G666 ELOVU (see Note 2)
NALPO P559 AMBOV M322 DATOB (see Note 4)
NALPO P559 KIVUS G666 ELOVU (see Note 2)
Doha TMAASTOG L305 KIVUS P559 AMBOV M322 DATOB
OOSHVAXAS M564 UMAMI
OMFJOIKB & beyondPATAT L519 EGPEP DCT EMOPI R784 KUSEN
OOMS & E of OOMM FIRMENSA T509 FJV
OOSA & SE of OOMM FIRMUSAP R401 PEDOG P308 RUDAT
OYSC FIR,
OEJD FIR
TANSU G783 ASPED P308 RUDAT
PEKEM M628 RIGIL G783 ASPED P308 RUDAT
OIBK, OISS, OIII & beyondORSAR R784 KUSEN
OBBI & N & W of OBBB FIROBNET M677 ITBUL L305 EMOTA R784 KUSEN
NALPO P559 KIVUS L305 EMOTA R784 KUSEN
Doha TMAASTOG L305 EMOTA R784 KUSEN
OMRKOIKB & beyondPATAT L519 EGPEP
OOMS, NE & SE of OOMM FIRMENSA N317 NADNI
PASOV B540 ORKOB T891 NOLSU N317 NADNI
OOSA & S of OOMM FIRMUSAP R401 PEDOG P308 ORKOB T891 NOLSU N317 NADNI
OYSC FIR,
OEJD FIR
TANSU G783 ASPED P308 ORKOB T891 NOLSU N317 NADNI
PEKEM M628 RIGIL G783 ASPED P308 ORKOB T891 NOLSU N317 NADNI
KATIT M318 RURAL P317 LORID DCT TOVIV DCT ALSIL
RIBOT M550 GOLGU M318 RURAL P317 LORID DCT TOVIV DCT ALSIL
OIBK, OISS, OIII & beyondORSAR R784 ALSIL
OBBI & N & W of OBBB FIROBNET M677 ITBUL L305 EMOTA R784 ALSIL
NALPO P559 KIVUS L305 EMOTA R784 ALSIL
Doha TMAASTOG L305 EMOTA R784 ALSIL
OOSHVAXAS M762 RUDAT P308 ORKOB T891 NOLSU N317 NADNI
OMSJOIKB & beyondPATAT L519 PUVAL
OOMS, NE & SE of OOMM FIRMENSA N317 NOLSU
PASOV B540 ORKOB T891 NOLSU
OOSA & S of OOMM FIRMUSAP R401 PEDOG P308 ORKOB T891 NOLSU
OYSC FIR,
OEJD FIR
TANSU G783 ASPED P308 ORKOB T891 NOLSU
PEKEM M628 RIGIL G783 ASPED P308 ORKOB T891 NOLSU
KATIT M318 RURAL P317 LORID
RIBOT M550 GOLGU M318 RURAL P317 LORID
OIBK, OISS, OIII & beyondORSAR R784 GONVI
OBBI & N & W of OBBB FIROBNET M677 ITBUL L305 EMOTA R784 GONVI
NALPO P559 KIVUS L305 EMOTA R784 GONVI
Doha TMAASTOG L305 EMOTA R784 GONVI
OOSHVAXAS M762 RUDAT P308 ORKOB T891 NOLSU
Arrival Traffic Notes

Note 1: Maximum level available is 9,000 FT

Note 2: Conditions apply; see G666/M302 CDR availability

Note 3: FL 200 or below.

Note 4: During times of G666 availability, operators shall flight plan and expect routing via G666 only.

1.9.6 Traffic routing between UAE airports.
Departure airportDestinationRoute / Exit point
OMAAOMALDCT KANIP (see Note 1)
OMAA & OMADOMDB,OMDW & OMSJDCT LORID (see Note 2)
OMFJKANIP DCT ALN DCT PEDOG DCT MURGU P308 RUDAT DCT FJ362 or FJV
OMRKKANIP DCT ALN DCT PEDOG DCT MURGU P308 ORKOB DCT FJV DCT LAGLI DCT RAV
OMALOMAADCT ROVOS (see Note 3)
OMFJDCT PEDOG DCT MURGU P308 RUDAT DCT FJ362 or FJV
OMRKDCT PEDOG DCT MURGU P308 ORKOB DCT FJV DCT LAGLI DCT RAV
OMDB,OMDW & OMSJOMAA & OMADDCT EMERU (see Note 2)
OMDBOMDW & OMSJDCT (see Note 4)
OMDWOMDB & OMSJ
OMSJOMDB & OMDW
OMFJOMAA & OMADMIVEK DCT PEDUL DCT GIDIS G783 ALN P899 ROVOS DCT ADV
OMALMIVEK DCT PEDUL DCT GIDIS G783 ALN
OMRKOMAA & OMADEMOPI DCT FJV DCT MIVEK DCT PEDUL DCT GIDIS G783 ALN P899 ROVOS ADV
OMALEMOPI DCT FJV DCT MIVEK DCT PEDUL DCT GIDIS G783 ALN
Traffic routing between UAE airports Notes

Note 1: At 9,000 FT or below. Prior KANIP traffic can expect routing via ROVOS.

Note 2: At 10,000 FT or below.

Note 3: At 8,000 FT or below. Prior ROVOS traffic can expect STAR for OMAA.

Note 4: At 7,000 FT or below.

1.9.7 Traffic departing airports within EMIRATES FIR with destinations within BAHRAIN FIR shall flight plan at FL 260 or below.
1.9.8 Traffic departing airports within BAHRAIN FIR with destinations within EMIRATES FIR shall flight plan at FL 250 or below.
1.9.9 Traffic departing from OBBI, OBBS, OEDF, OEDR and airports within Doha TMA with destination OOMS shall flight plan maximum FL 330.