818. Rights conferred on holders of operating licences.

An operating licence1 does not confer in itself any rights of access to specific routes or markets2. However an air carrier undertaking with a valid operating licence granted by EU member states ('Community air carriers')3is entitled to operate air services in the EU ('intra-Community air services')4.

Member states must not subject the operation of intra-Community air services by a Community air carrier to any permit or authorisation5 and are permitted6 to exercise traffic rights between two EU airports