Official Record Series 1 - Schedule 3
The CAA hereby specifies for the purposes of Section 64(2)(a) of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 (as amended by the Licensing of Air Carriers Regulations 1992) the following classes of flight as not requiring a Route Licence:
Flights operated by the holder of a valid Operating Licence using aircraft registered in the United Kingdom
(a) between any points both of which are within the area consisting of the European Economic Area , the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man;
(b) where a person has exclusive right to use the carrying capacity of the aircraft and where
(i) all the cargo to be carried on the flight is consigned by that person;
(ii) none of the passengers on the flight is carried for a separate fare;
(c) to or from a vessel or installation to be used in connection with oil or gas exploration or production under the sea; and
(d) on behalf of and pursuant to an agreement with an operator (“the contracting carrier”) which is authorised by a Route Licence to operate the services, provided that the number of flights made by the actual carrier during any calendar year does not exceed 20% of those offered by the contracting carrier during that period.
Nothing in this instrument permits any flight that is
(a) already authorised by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2408/92 on Access for Community Air Carriers to Intra-Community Air Routes;
(b) prohibited as a result of a direction to the CAA by the Secretary of State or by any Rules that may have been published by the Secretary of State; or
(c) otherwise than in accordance with the licence holder’s Air Operator’s Certificate.