Magharebia (Washington DC)

5 December 2012

Mauritania: EU Lifts Mauritanian Air Carrier Ban

Photo: Airbus
Afriqiyah Airways, based in Tripoli, Libya.

The European Union on Tuesday (December 4th) ended its ban on Mauritanian air carriers, ANI reported. The ban was lifted because of safety advancements, the bloc's vice president for transport said.

Mauritanian airlines had been banned from flying in Europe since 2011.

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