Second Freedom of the Air Law and Legal Definition

Second freedom of the air refers to the right of a country’s aircraft to land in its territory for non-traffic purposes in a foreign country on the way to another country. It is the right or privilege, in respect of scheduled international air services, granted by one state to another state or states to land in its territory for refuel or carry out maintenance. The second freedom of the air is also known as second freedom right.

The second freedom of the air was the result of the Chicago convention. The convention was successful in drawing up a multilateral agreement in which the first two freedoms of the air was formed. The convention is also known as the International Air Services Transit Agreement, or Two Freedoms Agreement.