Philippine carriers removed from black list
The European Commission has updated the EU air safety list containing airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. All airlines from the Philippines, banned since 2010, have been delisted and are therefore allowed to operate in the European airspace. No new bans have been imposed with this update.
The updated EU air safety list includes all airlines certified in the following 20 states: Afghanistan, Angola (with the exception of one airline which operates under restrictions and conditions), Benin, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon (with the exception of two airlines which operate under restrictions and conditions), Indonesia (with the exception of four airlines), Kazakhstan (with the exception of one airline which operates under restrictions and conditions), Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Libya, Mozambique, Nepal, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Zambia. The list also includes Blue Wing Airlines (Suriname), bringing the overall total of airlines banned from EU skies to 232.