The ban

Via the BBC, I read that the EU has published the last version of the airlines blacklist. The list includes all 51 carriers from Indonesia, 8 from Moldava, 6 from Bulgaria and a handful from Africa. Banned means (according to a EU official)

“European citizens should avoid flying with these carriers. They are really unsafe.”

A surprising addition to the list is Indonesia’s national carrier, Garuda Airlines. Just last week, the Indonesian government cleared all their airlines so that they could continue flying. Garuda (at that time) was promoted to the top safety category, three months after one of its planes crashed (killing 21 passengers).

A complete list can be found at the EU Transport Agency’s site (PDF file).

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