Airlines in Gabon can now commence flights to Europe after the country was removed from the European Union Air Safety blacklist after 11 years. The list is meant to ensure the highest level of air safety for passengers travelling to and within the European Union.
EU’s Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean made this announcement on, saying “I am pleased to announce that the European Commission was able today to clear all Gabonese air carriers from the EU Air Safety List.
Gabon was on the List already since 2008, so it is very good that we can recognise the efforts the aviation safety authorities in Gabon have made.”
Gabon can now heave a huge sigh of relief as its citizens can now have easy access to Europe, bettering trade and investment opportunities.
The EU Air Safety List, compiles airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operational ban or restrictions within the European Union.
By so doing, it seeks to ensure the highest level of air safety for Europeans and all other passengers travelling in the European Union.
Culled from thisisafrica.me