- The European Union has barred Nigeria's Med-View Airline
- The airline has been banned from operating in Europe
- A total of 181 airlines were banned from flying their planes into Europe
Med-View Airline has been barred by the European Commission from operating within its airspace over safety reasons.
Reports have it that the airline was one of those under the EU Air Safety List Annex A.
The list includes all airlines banned from operating in Europe.
NAIJ.com learnt that a total of 181 airlines were banned from flying their planes into Europe, with 174 airlines barred due to safety in the aviation of their home countries.
NAIJ.com also gathered that the European Union Air Safety List comprises of the list of non-European airlines that do not meet international safety standards.
According to The Punch, air carriers from Benin Republic and Mozambique were removed from the list, while four individual airlines, one each from Nigeria, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe, were added.
Med-View however is yet to react to the development.
NAIJ.com recently reported that a Medview Airline flight from Lagos to Abuja was suspended midair after a fault was observed on the plane.
NAIJ.com reported that a passenger on the flight said passengers suspected the plane, with flight number VL 2102, was faulty before takeoff, but they were assured by the pilot and the crew that all was well.
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The passenger went further to claim that few minutes after take-off, the plane had to return to the Lagos Airport due to the problem.
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