Sri Lanka and Thailand have agreed to liberalise their air services by giving each other lquote fifth freedom rights for their respective designated carriers.
Fifth freedom rights allows the designated carrier to land in a second country, pick up passengers, cargo and mail destined for a third country.rn
rnldblquote Both sides agreed to give unlimited number of frequencies between Sri Lanka and Thailand by their respective designated carriers together with the right to operate to any intermediate and any beyond destinations without restrictions as to the number of frequencies operated or passengers carried,
dblquote the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Friday.rn
rnBoth countries also agreed to allow code sharing between SriLankan and Thai carriers as well as with carriers of third countries, the ministry said after the talks were concluded on June 9.rn
rnThe two sides exchanged drafts on a proposed new Air Service Agreement, which replaces the existing pact inked in 1950.rn
rnIt was decided that