Emirates receives rare 5th freedom flight rights from Switzerland to Mexico

Carrier still needs approval from Mexico authorities to begin operating flights
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Emirates has received approval from Switzerland's Civil Aviation Authority to book passengers to fly onwards from Geneva to Mexico.

Called the Fifth Freedom of the Air, the rights allow a carrier to fly from its home country into one country and pick new passengers to fly into another country. The rights are rarely given to carriers but are considered a core element toward the true democratisation of air travel.

Emirates President Tim Clark had first discussed the possibility of Fifth Freedom flights from Europe to Mexico in May last year, according to Arabian Business, but said the carrier was yet to respond to requests to operate the route for fear of the "disruptive effect" on the market.

The airline still has to receive approval from Mexico's civil aviation authorities to begin flying from Geneva into Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City.

If approved, the rights would allow Emirates the opportunity to route upto 14 flights daily from Geneva and Zurich each onwards to Mexico City.

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