United Arab Emirates

An air transport agreement was signed in 2016 between Sweden and the United Arab Emirates. 

There is an air service agreement between Sweden and United Arab Emirates from 16 December 2016. 

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 the United Arab Emirates and points beyond.

The designated airlines are entitled to exercise in any type of service (passenger, cargo, separately or in combination) full 5th freedom traffic rights.

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.

United Arab Emirates has concluded a horizontal air service agreement with EU

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