Switzerland’s FOCA planning to approve UAE request for fifth freedom Switzerland-Mexico services

    Switzerland Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) head of communications Urs Holderegger confirmed UAE authorities applied for authorisation to operate fifth freedom services between Switzerland and Mexico in 2016 (watson.ch, 31-Aug-2017). Mr Holderegger stated FOCA plans to grant the request, which would enable up to 14 weekly Geneva-Mexico City services. EmiratesEtihad Airways and SWISS currently operate between the UAE and Switzerland, and there are no nonstop scheduled services between Switzerland and Mexico, according to OAG.