Indonesian carriers banned from EU

June 28, 2007 at 12:37 PM

BRUSSELS, June 28 (UPI) -- All airlines from Indonesia will be banned from flying into the European Union as of next week.

The EU said Thursday that all 51 flights coming into the region were deemed to be unsafe by safety experts. The ban will also be imposed on Garuda, Indonesia's national carrier. The European body said the decision was made after a number of recent crashes in the country, and Indonesian authorities not giving safety assurances following the accidents.

The ban will be effective from July 6, when the EU will update its list of carriers banned from flying into the region due to safety concerns. Other airlines expected to be on the list reportedly include Angola's TAAG Airlines and Ukraine's Volare Aviation Enterprise, as well as 10 Russian airlines.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
JetBlue first major airline to offer direct New York to Cuba flights
Samsung faces lawsuit from China over smartphone 'bloatware'