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article imageMozambique airline defies EU ban

By Joseph Zulu
Apr 20, 2011 in Travel
Maputo - A Mozambican airline has continued to fly to Portugal despite the EU banning air carriers from that country, the Voice of America reported.
A Mozambican airline has continued to fly to Portugal despite the EU banning air carriers from that country, the Voice of America reported.
An executive body of the European Union banned airlines from Mozambique after failure by the airlines to observe safety standards.
Mozambican Airlines however says flights between Portugal and Mozambique will continue as the Boeing 767 was leased from EuroAtlantic, a Portuguese charter service.
The Airline also claims it is a responsible company and has met all standards set aside by the international aviation authority.
Aviation authorities in Mozambique are however not enforcing standards such as providing quality technicians, the European commission is reported to have said on Tuesday.
The Voice of America further reported that a total of 269 air carriers from 21 countries in all and that a majority of these countries are in Africa.
In a similar report, the Airlineberg reported that two Air Madagascar planes have also been banned because of alleged deficiencies in their operations.
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