Sri Lanka

An air transport agreement was initialled in 2015 between Sweden and Sri Lanka.

The agreement was initialled on 22 October 2015, but has not yet been signed. It has been approved by the Swedish Government.

Designation principle

Multiple designation.

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 Sri Lanka and points beyond.

The designated airlines are entitled to exercise full fifth freedom traffic rights for both passenger and freight operations.

Possibility to enter into co-operative marketing arrangements such as blocked-space or code sharing also with a third Party.

Capacity regime

No specific limitations.

Sri Lanka has concluded a horizontal air service agreement with EU

EU’s horizontal agreement aims at bringing all Member States bilateral agreements with Sri Lanka to be in line with certain EU provisions. This means that some of the articles in the bilateral agreement between Sweden and Sri Lanka no longer applies, since they are replaced by the provisions in the horizontal agreement.