818. Rights conferred on holders of operating licences.

818.     Rights conferred on holders of operating licences.

Consequent to the UK's withdrawal from the EU, this Halsbury paragraph should be read in conjunction with the Operation of Air Services (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, SI 2018/1392, pending incorporation of the changes into the text.

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