An air transport agreement was initialled in 2019 between Sweden and Lebanon.
There is an air service agreement between Sweden and Lebanon from 23 March 1953. A new agreement was initialled on 15 May 2019, but has not yet been signed.
Traffic rights for airlines designated by Sweden
The designated airlines of Sweden have the right to operate in both directions between points in Sweden via intermediate points to points in Lebanon and points beyond.
The exercise of any 5th freedom traffic rights would have to be agreed upon between the aeronautical authorities of the Contracting Parties.
Possibility to enter into co-operative marketing arrangements such as blocked-space or code sharing also with a third Party.
The designated airlines of each contracting party on all passenger services are entitled to operate up to 3 weekly flights per week in each direction per side for each of the two pair of countries. In addition, during the months of July and August 1 additional weekly flight per side for each of the two pairs of countries shall apply.
Designated airlines of each contracting party are entitled to operate all cargo flight in each direction with 3rd, 4th and 5th freedom traffic rights without any restrictions as to frequencies.
Lebanon has concluded a horizontal air service agreement with EU
EU’s horizontal agreement aims at bringing all Member States bilateral agreements with Lebanon to be in line with certain EU provisions. This means that some of the articles in the bilateral agreement between Sweden and Lebanon no longer applies, since they are replaced by the provisions in the horizontal agreement.