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EU blacklists Air Zimbabwe over safety concerns

EU blacklists Air Zimbabwe over safety concerns

The European Union has added Air Zimbabwe to its air safety black list, according to theĀ European Commission website.

Air Zimbabwe was the highest profile of the newly banned carriers which included Nigeria’s Medview Airline. Currently 181 airlines are banned from EU skies.

However all airlines from Benin and Mozambique have been removed from the blacklist after the companies addressed the EU region’s safety concerns.

The EU 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.”

The blacklist is widely seen as a major business incentive for airlines to uphold safety standards, according to the Associated Press news agency.

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