EU bans Airlines from Kazakhstan, Zambia, allows Indonesians
The European Commission has removed a ban from flying to Europe on four Indonesian airlines, while at the same time banning all airlines from Kazakhstan and Zambia, except Air Astana, it said Tuesday.
The commission has a "black list" of airlines that aren't allowed to fly to the European Union because of safety concerns, and it updates it regularly.
"Since the imposition of the ban in July 2007, four air carriers - Garuda Indonesia, Airfast Indonesia, Mandala Airlines and Premiair - can be taken off the list, because their authority ensures that they respect the international safety standards," the commission said in a statement.
At the same time, safety deficiencies have led to the ban of the other companies, it added, reports Dow Jones Newswires.