Nepali airlines continue to be blocked from European sky

Kathmandu, December 3

The European Commission has decided to continue the bar imposed on aircraft operated by Nepali companies from flying in the European sky.

The EU Air Safety List updated last week still lists Nepal as a state whose airlines are banned from EU skies “due to a lack of safety oversight by the aviation authorities.”

Likewise, airlines from Afghanistan, Angola (with the exception of one airline which operates under restrictions and conditions), Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon (with the exception of 2 airlines which operate under restrictions and conditions), Indonesia (with the exception of 7 airlines), the Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Libya, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone and Sudan have also been banned.

In the updated list, 178 airline companies have been banned from the European sky including 172 from these states and six individual airlines from other countries.

Nepali airlines are barred from the European sky for last four years.

With the latest update, one airline, Avior Airlines (Venezuela), is added to the list, while two others – Mustique Airways (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) and Urga (Ukraine) – are removed following safety improvements.

Published on December 3rd, Sunday, 2017 3:48 PM

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