EU bans all Med-View flights on safety concerns


The European Commission has banned Med-View Airlines from flying to any part of the European territory.

The European Commission also banned other airlines including Seven individual airlines, based on safety concerns with regard to these airlines themselves: Iran Aseman Airlines (Iran), Iraqi Airways (Iraq) and Blue Wing Airlines (Suriname), Mustique Airways (St Vincent and the Grenadines), Aviation Company Urga (Ukraine) and Air Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe).

The commission said it also placed operational restrictions and can only fly to the EU with specific aircraft types: Afrijet and Nouvelle Air Affaires SN2AG (Gabon), Air Koryo (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), Air Service Comores (the Comoros), Iran Air (Iran) and TAAG Angola Airlines (Angola).

Commenting on the ban, Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc said: “I am glad that we are able to take all carriers from Benin and Mozambique out of the air safety list. Their reforms have paid off. This is also a signal to the 16 countries that remain on the list. It shows that work and cooperation pays off. The Commission and the European Aviation Safety Agency are ready to assist them and raise the safety standards worldwide”.

With this development, Med-View Airlines will not be able to fly to London, the most profitable and busiest route for all airlines leaving from Nigeria.

Last year, Med-View Airlines listed its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, becoming the only airline on the bourse.


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