The European Commission has banned all airlines from Zambia.
According to EU media reports, the EU removed a ban from flying to Europe on four Indonesian airlines, while at the same time banning all airlines from Zambia and Kazakhstan, except Air Astana, it said Tuesday.
Lusaka 'International' Airport. Planes from here are not allowed in Europe
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.
All air carriers certified by the Zambia authorities with
responsibility for regulatory oversight, including the newly launched Zambezi Airlines are banned.