704. Flight over territory of contracting states.

704.     Flight over territory of contracting states.

By the terms of the Chicago Convention1 each contracting state agrees that all aircraft of other contracting states, being aircraft not engaged in scheduled international air services2, have the right, subject to the observance of the terms of the Convention, to make flights into or in transit non-stop across its territory and to make stops for non-traffic purposes3 without obtaining prior permission4. In practice however, states insist on prior permission being obtained from them for non-scheduled flights5.

No scheduled international air service may be