Thursday, July 16, 2009

Garuda Indonesia revoked from flying black list to Europe

Garuda Indonesia

The European Union has revoked the prohibition of flying for 4 Indonesian airlines company, including the Indonesia national airlines Garuda Indonesia. Revocation of the prohibition is based on the significant improvement of fly safety standards which allows 4 of Indonesia airlines company to serve the flight service back to continental Europe.

The European Union had put all airlines in Indonesia to the international black list of airlines banned from flying after the ongoing series of aircraft accidents in 2007. A statement issued by the European Union shows that Garuda Indonesia will continue their fly to Europe in 2010 and 3 other Indonesia airlines - Mandala Airline, Premiair, and Airfast - has been revoked from the list, on Tuesday (14 / 7).

"We can not compromise the security of the flight," said Vice President of the European Commission Antonio Tajani. "The unsafe company should be prohibited from flying outside of their country," he said. "People have the right to fly safely to anywhere in the world. It is important for the international community to re-think security policies flight," he added.

In Jakarta, Minister of Transportation Jusman Djamal Safeii states will try to reach a comprehensive aviation agreement between Indonesia and the 27 EU member state. This is because not all airlines in Indonesia revoked from the prohibition fly list in Europe. The other countries airlines company that have not been revoked by flight restrictions in Europe are from Sierra Leone, Swaziland, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.