EC says it may authorise Mozambican airline Lam to fly to Europe

11 April 2014

The European Commission said Thursday in Brussels that it may take Mozambican flagship airline Linhas Aéreas Moçambicanas (LAM) off the list of airlines banned from flying to the European Union (EU) is the Mozambican authorities keep up with the “promising progress” made so far.

For the 23rd time the commission updated its blacklist of airlines banned from operating in EU airspace. It kept a ban in place on airlines from Angola – with the exception of TAAG under strict conditions – Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe, but in Mozambique’s case noted the progress that had been made since the previous review of the list in December 2013.

Lam has been barred from flying to the EU since April 2011.

Angolan airline Linhas Aéreas de Angola (TAAG) has been authorised only to fly into Portugal since July 2009. (macauhub)