During the 1960s-'70s it was fairly common for a European airline to route flights entirely within Europe to make an intermediate stop in a country outside its borders enroute to the final destination in a third country. Since timetables from the era are mostly unclear on the issue...
Did European airlines typically have traffic rights between intermediate stops in countries beyond the borders of their home nation and final destinations in a third country (aka Fifth Freedom rights)...or was it very much on a case-by-case basis as to whether, as an example, Swissair could carry pax/cargo originating at ARN
on their ZRH
What are some examples of 5th Freedom rights within Europe during the 1960s-'70s, for airlines based in Europe...as well as some examples of the lack of traffic rights between intermediate stops in country 'B' and final destinations in country 'C'?
On a related subject, outside of some flight sectors within West Germany, did any European airline(s) have Cabotage rights (i.e. an airline based in country 'A' being allowed to carry local/domestic traffic between points within country 'B') within other European countries?
(whereas topics of a similar title previously posted here at a.net concern 5th Freedom rights within Europe for airlines based outside of
Europe, in more recent times, this topic focuses on airlines based within
Europe, some 4-5 decades in the past)
[Edited 2013-04-24 20:56:46]