Air Charter Transportation Industry : Comparative Perspectives

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According to a study by the Air Charter Journal, with the advent of the twenty-first century, there are around three thousand operators available for charter transportation around the world. Given the enormity of air charter transportation around the world, it is worthwhile to have a look at the international regime governing air charters around the world.

International Regime
It is interesting to note that in commercial airlines, scheduled traffic are comprehensively regulated while the non-scheduled traffic is only required to meet occasional transport requirements. The United National Convention on International Civil Aviation (hereinafter, “Chicago Convention”) lays down detailed regulations to govern scheduled air traffic while Article 5 of the Convention provides that the non-scheduled traffic is completely dependent on the country granting commercial traffic rights unilaterally. However, Article 5(2) provides that any state can impose “such regulations, conditions or limitations” upon this exchange “as it may consider desirable.” Given this power, all the states have imposed requirements for obtaining prior permission for commercial charter services.

At this point, it is pertinent to note that there is that provides for commercial rights for international charter air services, except two regional multilateral charter agreements which enjoy only limited practical importance. These…
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