Fifth Freedom of the Air Law and Legal Definition

Fifth freedom of the air refers to the right of a country’s aircraft to fly between two foreign countries during flights while the flight originates or ends in one's own country.

It is the right of an airline from one country to land in a second country, to then pick up passengers and fly on to a third country where the passengers then deplane. The fifth freedom is known as fifth freedom right. This freedom is granted by international treaties.