An air transport agreement between the government of the Kingdom of Sweden and the government of the Republic of Türkiye was signed in 2009.
The agreement was signed on 13 November 1970. A Memorandum of Understanding with amendments to the present Air transport agreement was initialled on 6 November 2009. Another Memorandum of Understanding was initialled on 12 December 2013, superseding where relevant the MOU initialled on 6 November 2009.
Traffic rights for designated airlines of Sweden
From points in Sweden via intermediate points to Istanbul and points beyond. The right to set down and pick up in the territory of the other Contracting Party traffic embarked in or destined for the territories of third parties is limited to the route: Points in Sweden via Copenhagen and/or Prague and/or Vienna or Budapest to Istanbul and beyond to Beirut (No more than the same three of the four designated intermediate points may be utilized in the route or routes to be operated within any schedule period.).
Either of the Contracting Parties may request the inclusion in their services of points or additional points beyond the territory of the other Contracting Party or between the territories of the Contracting Parties. This request is subject to the approval of the aeronautical authority of the other Contracting Party.
From the Memorandum of Understanding initialled on 6 November 2009:
Regarding cargo services, the designated airlines of each side shall be entitled to operate all-cargo scheduled services between any point in Turkey and any point in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, respectively, without restrictions on frequency, capacity and type of aircraft, subject to capacity availability at the airports and on the basis of fair and equal opportunities.
Possibility to enter into co-operative marketing arrangements such as blocked-space or code sharing also with a third Party.
From the Memorandum of Understanding initialled on 12 December 2013:
The airlines designated by Sweden shall be entitled to operate air services in both directions from points in Sweden via intermediate points to Istanbul, Antalya, Gazipasa, Izmir, Bodrum and Ankara to beyond points. The intermediate and beyond points are to be specified later.
5th freedom rights shall be jointly determined by the aeronautical authorities of both Contracting Parties. The designated airlines of both Contracting Parties may serve any intermediate or beyond point without 5th freedom rights.
The right to carry traffic between points in the territory of the other Contracting Party and points in the territory of third countries on the specified routes shall be exercised in accordance with the general principles that capacity shall be related to:
a) the traffic requirements to and from the territory of the Contracting Party which has designated the airline,
b) the traffic requirements of the area through which the airline passes, after taking account of other transport services established by airlines of the states comprising the area, and
c) the requirements of through airline operations.