Mozambique airlines remain banned from flying to Europe

12 December 2014

Mozambique’s airlines remain banned from flying to Europe but the European Commission has recognised “progress,” despite being insufficient to remove them from the “black list,” according to official information released Thursday in Brussels.

“Progress has been made in some countries whose carriers are included on the list, including the Philippines, Sudan, Mozambique and Zambia, and we expect these advances may lead to a positive decision in the future,” said European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc.

The “black list” includes a total of 310 airlines from 21 states, most of which are African, including Angola, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe, with exceptions for the first country.

Angolan carrier TAAG is allowed to operate in the European Union with a total of nine Boeings, five B777s and four B737-700s, which offer a connection between Luanda and Lisbon. (macauhub/AO/MZ/PT)