European Commission maintains restrictions on airlines from Angola and Sao Tome and Principe

7 July 2010

Brussels, Belgium, 7 July – The European Commission (EC) Tuesday maintained its restrictions on air carriers from Angola and Sao Tome and Principe, as part of the latest update of the list of companies banned from flying in European Union air space.

According to information published Tuesday, the Commission included an airline from Suriname on its black list, increased the restrictions on Iran Air and removed two airlines from Indonesia.

All Angolan airlines remain on the European black list, after restrictions imposed on flagship airline Taag were “partially lifted […] under certain strict conditions and with specific aircraft.”

Last November the European Commission also decided to include “all certified air carriers” in Sao Tome and Principe on its list of airlines forbidden from flying in Europe, “given deficiencies of safety observed in the supervision system of the aviation authorities in these countries.” (macauhub)