|Quoting ZKNBX (Reply 5):|
so too, EK could on the Pacific ex AKL
but all our other examples use fifth freedom as it is meant to be used. an intermediate stop on a route.
is not intermediate. AKL
is further from DXB
is almost the same distance as DXB
, in the opposite direction. There is no geographical reason for EK
to serve AKL
from a standpoint of connecting to DXB
They don't currently fly LAX
, so this isn't a fifth freedom flight. LAX
is four countries, but fifth freedom would only apply to LAX
without a stop. It's a seventh freedom flight, and there's no reason they would automatically have the right to such a flight, even with open skies between the USA and UAE.
Open skies between Korea and the USA, for example, wouldn't automatically give a US carrier the right to fly ICN
without a connection from FRA
-USA and an agreement between the USA and Germany.
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