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Article 2 - Grant of Rights

  1. Each Party grants to the other Parties the following rights for the conduct of international air transportation by the airlines of the other Parties:
    1. the right to fly across its territory without landing;
    2. the right to make stops in its territory for non-traffic purposes;
    3. the right, in accordance with the terms of their designations, to perform scheduled and charter international air transportation between points on the following route:
      1. From points behind the territory of the Party designating the airline via that Party and intermediate points to any point or points in the territory of any other Party and beyond;
      2. For all-cargo service or services, between the territory of the Party granting the right and any point or points; and
    4. the rights otherwise specified in this Agreement.>li
  2. Each designated airline may on any or all flights and at its option:
    1. operate flights in either or both directions;
    2. combine different flight numbers within one aircraft operation;
    3. serve behind, intermediate, and beyond points and points in the territories of the Parties on the routes in any combination and in any order;
    4. omit stops at any point or points;
    5. transfer traffic from any of its aircraft to any of its other aircraft at any point on the routes;
    6. serve points behind any point in its territory with or without change of aircraft or flight number and hold out and advertise such services to the public as through services;
    7. make stopovers at any points whether within or outside the territory of any Party;
    8. carry transit traffic through any other Party's territory; and
    9. combine traffic on the same aircraft regardless of where such traffic originates;

    without directional or geographic limitation and without loss of any right to carry traffic otherwise permissible under this Agreement.
  3. The provisions of paragraph 2 of this Article shall apply subject to the requirement that, with the exception of all-cargo services, the service serves a point in the territory of the Party designating the airline.
  4. On any segment or segments of the routes above, any designated airline may perform international air transportation without any limitation as to change, at any point on the route, in type or number of aircraft operated; provided that, with the exception of all-cargo services, in the outbound direction, the transportation beyond such point is a continuation of the transportation from the territory of the Party that has designated the airline and, in the inbound direction, the transportation to the territory of the Party that has designated the airline is a continuation of the transportation from beyond such point.
  5. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer on the airline or airlines of one Party the right to take on board, in the territory of another Party, passengers, baggage, cargo, or mail carried for compensation and destined for another point in the territory of that other Party.


New Zealand Ministry of Transport
Attention: Air Services
Phone: +64-4-439-9000
Fax: +64-4-439-9004
e-mail: maliat@transport.govt.nz
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Attention: Treaty Officer
Legal Division
Fax:+64-473-2103
e-mail: lgl@mfat.govt.nz