European Commission: 115 airlines banned from the EU

The European Commission has updated the blacklist of airlines banned from the EU or limited access. From 178, the number rose to 115 carriers banned from operating in Europe in 2019 in 15 states.

Due to the lack of security oversight by the civil aviation authorities of these states, 109 airlines are banned:

Afghanistan, Angola (with the exception of a company operating under restrictions and conditions), Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon (with the exception of 2 airlines operating under conditions and restrictions), Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Libya, Nepal, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone and Sudan.

Six airlines are banned for security reasons concerning them:

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

The following companies may serve only specific types of aircraft:

TAAG ANGOLA AIRLINES (Angola), AIR SERVICE COMOROS (Comoros), AFRIJET BUSINESS SERVICE (Gabon), NEW AIR BUSINESS GABON SN2AG (Gabon, South Africa), IRAN AIR (Iran) and AIR KORYO (North Korea).

Air Safety

Improving aviation safety is essential for the European Commission. This is achieved by working with aviation authorities around the world to improve global safety standards.

In this context, the EC with aviation authorities around the world to improve global safety standards.

The latest blacklist can be found on the European Commission’s website: The European Commission.

This list “not only helps to maintain high levels of safety in the EU, but also helps airlines and the countries concerned to improve their level of safety, so that they can be removed from the list”.

The list of 115 airlines relates to:

 

afghanistan
AFGHAN JET INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES
ARIANA AFGHAN AIRLINES
EAST HORIZON AIRLINES
KAM AIR
SAFI AIRWAYS

angola
AEROJET
AIR GICANGO
AIR JET
AIR NAVE
AIR26
ANGOLA AIR SERVICES
Diexim
Fly540
GIRA GLOBO
Heliang
HELIMALONGO
Mavewa
SONAIR

Congo
AERO SERVICE
CANADIAN AIRWAYS CONGO
EMERALD
EQUAFLIGHT SERVICES
EQUAJET
EQUATORIAL CONGO AIRLINES S.A.
MISTRAL AVIATION
TRANS AIR CONGO

Democratic Republic of Congo
AIR FAST CONGO
AIR KASAI
AIR KATANGA
AIR TROPIQUES
BLUE AIRLINES
BLUE SKY
BUSY BEE CONGO
AFRICAN AVIATION COMPANY (CAA)
CONGO AIRWAYS
DAKOTA BVBA
DOREN AIR CONGO
Gomair
KIN AVIA
KORONGO AIRLINES
MALU AVIATION
MANGO AIRLINES
SERVE AIR
AIR SERVICES
SWALA AVIATION
TRANSAIR CARGO SERVICES
WILL AIRLIFT

Korea
AIR KOYO

Djibouti
DAALLO AIRLINES

Equatorial Guinea
CEIBA INTERCONTINENTAL
CRONOS AIRLINES

Eritrea
ERITREAN AIRLINES
NASAIR ERITREA

Gabon
AFRIC AVIATION
ALLEGIANCE AIR TOURIST
NATIONAL REGIONAL TRANSPORT (N.R.T)
SKY GABON
SOLENTA AVIATION GABON
TROPICAL AIR-GABON

Iraq
IRAQI AIRWAYS

Iran
IRAN ASEMAN AIRLINES

Kyrgyzstan
AIR BISHKEK
AIR MANAS
AVIA TRAFFIC COMPANY
CENTRAL ASIAN AVIATION SERVICES (CAAS)
HELI SKY
AIR KYRGYZSTAN
MANAS AIRWAYS
S GROUP INTERNATIONAL (formerly S GROUP AVIATION)
SKY BISHKEK
SKY KG AIRLINES
SKY WAY AIR
TEZ JET
VALOR AIR

Liberia
All companies

Libya
AFRIQIYAH AIRWAYS
AIR LIBYA
BURAQ AIR
GHADAMES AIR TRANSPORT
GLOBAL AVIATION AND SERVICES
LIBYAN AIRLINES
PETRO AIR

Nepal
AIR DYNASTY HELI. S.
AIR KASTHAMANDAP
BUDDHA AIR
FISHTAIL AIR
GOMA AIR
HIMALAYA AIRLINES
MAKALU AIR
MANANG AIR PVT LTD
MOUNTAIN HELICOPTERS
MUKTINATH AIRLINES
NEPAL AIRLINES CORPORATION
SAURYA AIRLINES
SHREE AIRLINES
SIMRIK AIR
SIMRIK AIRLINES
SITA AIR
TARA AIR
YETI AIRLINES DOMESTIC

Nigeria
MED-VIEW

Sao Tome and Principe
AFRICA’S CONNECTION
STP AIRWAYS

Sierra Leone
AIR RUM, LTD
DESTINY AIR SERVICES, LTD
HEAVYLIFT CARGO
ORANGE AIR SIERRA LEONE LTD
PARAMOUNT AIRLINES, LTD
SEVEN OVEN EIGHT AIR SERVICES LTD
TEEBAH AIRWAYS

Sudan
ALFA AIRLINES SD
BADR AIRLINES
BLUE BIRD AVIATION
ELDINDER AVIATION
GREEN FLAG AVIATION
HELEJETIC AIR
KATA AIR TRANSPORT
KUSH AVIATION CO.
NOVA AIRWAYS
SUDAN AIRWAYS CO.
SUN AIR
TARCO AIR

Suriname
BLUE WING AIRLINES

Venezuela
AVIOR AIRLINES

Zimbabwe
AIR ZIMBABWE

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