Greenair727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 625 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4309 times:
A foreign--in this case, non-US and non-Canadian airliner can carry pax between the US and Canada because they have 'fifth freedom' rights to do so. For a foreign carrier to operate wholly within the US are 8th and 9th freedoms, also known as 'cabotage' and is not permitted under US law. The article below explains the fifth freedom.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26219 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (5 years 12 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4229 times:
Quoting Baexecutive (Reply 8): I know its not the same thing however I like the way you can fly AF (CityJet) between some cities in the UK.
The EU Single Market is a special situation. It's basically treated as one country for aviation purposes. Any EU carrier can fly anywhere they want within the EU, including wholly domestic flights in any other country.
Australia and New Zealand have a similar single market bilateral. An Australian airline can operate wholly domestic flights in New Zealand and vice versa.