fifth-freedom traffic

fifth-freedom traffic

The freedom by an airline to pick up passengers and loads from another country and fly them to a third country. It is one of the five freedoms relating to air traffic. Passengers and loads of this category are referred to as fifth-freedom traffic. See five freedoms.
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The carrier says it began selling tickets on this flight today, including on the Caracas-Aruba sector using newly secured fifth-freedom traffic rights.