UPDATE: Banned Airline from operating within Europe, June 2016

The European Commission released on 16. June 2016  a new list of Airlines which are banned from operating within the European Union.

In total, 218 airlines have been listed, for which the embargo applies and 6 airlines that may operate only under restrictions  within the European Union air space.


**remark: All carriers from Liberia are banned, no  airlines were named**


According to the European Commision, the banned  air carriers  do not meet the required European aviation safety standards.

For assessment, the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport  -DG MOVE  use several sources and follow due process, as described in the Annex (Common Criteria) of the EU Regulation for the Air Safety List, Reg. 2111/2005.(follow the link)

List of banned Airlines by the European Commission

Air Service Comores
Air Koryo
Air Fast Congo
Air Kasai
Air Katanga
Air Tropiques
Dakota SPRL
Blue Airlines
Blue Sky
Busy Bee Congo
Congo Airways
Compagnie Africaine D’Aviation (Caa)
Doren Air Congo
Kin Avia
Korongo Airlines
Malu Aviation
Mango Airlines
Serve Air
Services Air
Swala Aviation
Transair Cargo Services
Will Airlift
Daallo Airlines
Ceiba Intercontinental
Cronos Airlines
Punto Azul
Tango Airways
Eritrean Airlines
Nasair Eritrea
Ariana Afghan Airlines
Kam Air
Pamir Airlines
Safi Airways
Iran Air
Iraqi Airways
Air Bishkek (Formerly Eastok Avia)
Air Kyrgyzstan
Air Manas
Avia Traffic Company
Central Asian Aviation Services (Caas)
Heli Sky
Manas Airways
S Group International (Formerly S Group Aviation)
Sky Bishkek
Sky Kg Airlines
Sky Way Air
Tez Jet
Valor Air
Afriqiyah Airways
Air Libya
Buraq Air
Ghadames Air Transport
Global Aviation And Services
Libyan Airlines
Petro Air
Air Gicango
Air Jet
Air Nave
Angola Air Services
Gira Globo
Taag Angola Airlines
Aero Benin
Africa Airways
Alafia Jet
Benin Golf Air
Benin Littoral Airways
Royal Air
Trans Air Benin
Aero Service
Canadian Airways Congo
Equaflight Services
Equatorial Congo Airlines S.A.
Mistral Aviation
Trans Air Congo
Afric Aviation
Air Tourist (Allegiance)
Nationale Et Regionale Transport (Nationale)
Nouvelle Air Affaires Gabon (Sn2Ag)
Tropical Air-Gabon
Sky Gabon
Solenta Aviation Gabon
Air Born Indonesia
Air Pacific Utama
Alfa Trans Dirgantata
Alda Trans Papua
Angkasa Super Services
Asi Pudjiastuti
Aviastar Mandiri
Dabi Air Nusantara
Deraya Air Taxi
Derazona Air Service
Dirgantara Air Service
Elang Lintas Indonesia
Elang Nusantara Air
Enggang Air Service
Ersa Eastern Aviation
Gatari Air Service
Heavy Lift
Indonesia Air Asia Extra
Indonesia Air Transport
Intan Angkasa Air Service
Jayawijaya Dirgantara
Johnlin Air Transport
Kal Star
Kartika Airlines
Komala Indonesia
Kura-Kura Aviation
Martabuana Abadion
Matthew Air Nusantara
Mimika Air
My Indo Airlines
Nam Air
National Utility Helicopter
Nusantara Air Charter
Pegasus Air Services
Pelita Air Service
Penerbangan Angkasa Semesta
Pura Wisata Baruna
Riau Airlines
Sayap Garuda Indah
Sriwijaya Air
Transnusa Aviation Mandiri
Transwisata Prima Aviation
Travel Express Aviation Service
Travira Utama
Trigana Air Service
Tri Mg Intra Asia Airlines
Surya Air
Weststar Aviation Indonesia
Wing Abadi Airlines
Air Almaty
Atma Airlines
Avia-Jaynar / Avia-Zhaynar
Bek Air
Beybars Aircompany
Burundayavia Airlines
East Wing
Euro-Asia Air
Fly Jet Kz
Irtysh Air
Jet Airlines
Kazair Jet
Kazairtrans Airline
Prime Aviation
Zhetysu Aircompany
Inter Airways LDA
CHC Helicopteros LDA
Amabassador LDA
Cfm – Trabalhos E Transportes Aéreos Lda
Coa – Coastal Aviation
Cpy – Cropsprayers
Cra – Cr Aviation Lda
Everett Aviation LDA
Eta – Empresa De Transportes Aéreos Lda
Hcp – Helicopteros Capital Lda
Inaer Aviation
Lam – Linhas Aereas De Moçambique S.A.
Makond, Lda
Mex – Moçambique Expresso, Sarl Mex
Ohi – Omni Helicopteros International Lda
Saf – Safari Air Lda
Sam – Solenta Aviation Mozambique, Sa
Air Dynasty Heli.S.
Air Kasthamandap
Buddha Air
Fishtail Air
Goma Air
Himalaya Airlines
Makalu Air
Manang Air Pvt Ltd
Mountain Helicopters
Muktinath Airlines
Nepal Airlines Corporation
Saurya Airlines
Shree Airlines
Simrik Air
Simrik Airlines
Sita Air
Tara Air
Yeti Airlines Domestic
Alfa Airlines
Bader Airlines
Blue Bird Aviation
Elidiner Aviation
Green Flag Aviation
Helejetic Air
Kata Air Transport
Kush Aviation
Nova Airlines
Sudan Airways
Sun Air Company
Tarco Airlines
Africa’S Connection
Stp Airways
Air Rum, Ltd
Destiny Air Services, Ltd
Heavylift Cargo
Orange Air Sierra Leone Ltd
Paramount Airlines, Ltd
Seven Four Eight Air Services Ltd
Teebah Airways
Blue Wing Airlines
Zambezi Airlines


The “common criteria” for consideration of an operating ban for safety reasons at Community level are mainly –

  1. Verified evidence of serious safety deficiencies (e.g. after a SAFA Ramp Inspections)
  2. Lack of ability and/or willingness of an air carrier to address safety deficiencies (e.g. no transparency or adequate and timely communication)
  3. Lack of ability and/or willingness of the authorities responsible for the oversight of an air carrier (e.g. after an ICAO USOAP Audit )

As the above graphic shows, the EU-ban-list involves mainly Asian (48%) and African Airlines (52%).


Significant Changes, comparing  to June 2016:




The results of the EU-Commission  fairly resemble to the audit results of the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Programm (USOAP) –




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