PH Airlines Clears EU Ban

21 March 2015

All Philippine-based carriers are expected to be removed from the European Union overflight ban by June this year after its Civil Aviation Authority (CAAP) convinced the European Commission (EC) of safety standards compliance under their jurisdiction.

“The EU will assess the safety of flights of all airlines that are still blacklisted when they come to the Philippines from April 14 to 24 for safety audit,” Beda Badiola, Deputy Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), said.

“There were positive results during the meeting of CAAP and EC representatives in Brussels last week.” says Badiola adding that “The safety assessments of Philippine-based airline have reached international standards, to EC’s satisfaction.”

To date, only Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific are cleared to fly European Airspace, having cleared the respective airlines in July 2013 and 2014, respectively.

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