Armenia Added to EU Airline Blacklist –

Armenia Added to EU Airline Blacklist

The European Commission updated their EU Air Safety List, which is a list of airlines that are banned from operating in European airspace due to not meeting international safety standards.

The most recent addition today was for ALL airlines operating in Armenia.  This covers six airlines all based in Armenia and fly into Europe.

The list currently contains 90 airlines from 16 countries due to inadequate safety oversight by their respective governments.  These include:

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola (2 exceptions)
  • Armenia
  • Congo (Brazzaville)
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Moldova (3 exceptions)
  • Nepal
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sudan

There are also six individual airlines listed on the ban due to serious safety issues.  These include:

  • Avior Airlines (Venezuela)
  • Blue Wing Airlines (Suriname)
  • Iran Aseman Airlines (Iran)
  • Iraqi Airways (Iraq)
  • Med-View Airlines (Nigeria)
  • Air Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)

There are three airlines subject to restriction and can only fly certain types of aircraft into the European Union.  These include:

  • Air Service Comores (the Comoros)
  • Iran Air (Iran)
  • Air Koryo (North Korea)

The full list of banned airlines can be found here:  Air Safety List – Banned Airlines

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