Angolan airline TAAG removed from EU blacklist

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 15, 2016 22:36

Angolan airline TAAG removed from EU blacklist

Angolan national airline TAAG has been removed from the European Union (EU) blacklist and is now authorized to fly to all EU countries in addition to Portugal, which since 2009 was the only EU destination exempted from the ban which took effect back in 2007, the flights were used as designated “test flights” but this was in fact a rare example of the EU blacklist being circumnavigated by an EU country’s civil aviation authority by way of separate agreement.

In a statement, the company, which is owned by the Angolan State, said that the decision of the European Union is the result of “a process of inspection and audit” carried out “at the beginning of the year” making it possible to approve “that all kinds of aircraft owned by TAAG can fly into the airspace and territory of the Member States.”

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 15, 2016 22:36