Cmchardyfl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2002, 175 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1022 times:
I wander if anyone could help me with this. I am frequently hearing about airlines wanting these 'Freedom Rights' especially 'Fifth Freedom Rights'. For example, I often here about airlines wanting fifth freedom rights in order to fly from KUL to BKK. Just an example.
Could somebody please break down these rights for me, and explain what each one allows airlines to do. Thanks in advance.
Cloudy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 931 times:
Is their a cabotage agreement in the works between Canada and the US? How about relaxing ownership rules?
Relaxing ownership rules could allow greater flexibility in financing troubled carriers like USair and AirCanada. Just a hypothetical - this way, if a group from Toronto wants to save USair and get a majority stake , let them do it, darn it. Who's afraid of the Canadians?
Allowing cabotage means a single US-Canada air market kind of like we see in the EU. The benefits of this are obvious.
Who is standing in the way of this kind of cooperation? There must be somebody or it would have been done long ago. What am I missing?