Flashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2914 posts, RR: 6 Posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1167 times:
I've heard a lot about "freedom" rights - 5th freedom, etc., but I'm not clear on the differences between them. I know that depending on what freedom rights you have, you can fly certain routes from and to foreign countries.
Can anyone explain the differences between each type of freedom right?
AFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1138 times:
#1: Right to overfly the country
#2: Right to land in case of emergency
#3: Right to land and to sell passenger's seats and cargo with the final destination in the land you have reached an agreement with, originating the other country of the bilateral
#4: Right to take-off...
#5: Same as #3 and #4 but you can fly freight and passengers from the other country of the bilateral to a third one.
I'm not sure however. I think some will either correct or confirm.
Jet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1137 times:
This month's Airliner World has a helpful guide, which is better than I would have been able to describe in my own words!
-The right to overfly a country
-The right to make a technical stop in a country without collecting/dropping off traffic
-The right to carry traffic to a foreign country
-The right to carry traffic from a foreign country
-The right to carry traffic to a foreign country, then fly on to another country, with traffic rights on each sector
-The a type of fith freedom, but using the airline's base country as the transit point
In simple terms of an airline from country A operating flights to countries B and C.
Third Freedom would allow them to carry traffic from A to B, Fourth Freedom allows them to carry traffic from B to A. Fifth Freedom allows traffic to be carried on a route from A to B and on to C. Sixth Freedom allows a flight from B to A and on to C.