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Afghan Flights to Europe Halted

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Khaama Press
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Khaama Press is a Kabul-based independent and non-political news organization established in 2010.

Flights of Afghan aircrafts were barred on Tuesday because of improper aviation maxims and a lack of safety in flights

The Afghan Ministry of Transportation told reporters that only one aircraft of Safi Airlines which meets all the standards of European Union will start its flights to Europe as of Friday.

A top official in the transportation ministry said the European Union has only banned those Afghan planes that are registered in Afghanistan, but do not meet the Union standards.

Soon the ministry will start a review on all airline companies and certificates of the airlines coming short according to new regulations of European aviation laws will be seized, the ministry said.

“From Friday on, there will be new flights and the only change would be on the type of the aircrafts,” said Acting Minister for Transportation, Daud Ali Najafi. “For instance there was a small plane of Safi Airlines that was flying to Europe with an Afghan registration, but after this only the planes with European Union registration could fly to Europe.”

Ambassador of European Union, Vygaudas Usackas said the only factor behind a halt of Afghan flights to Europe is shortcoming in aviation safety.

He said the European Union is committed to resume Afghan Europe flights.

“It is something we cannot afford to compromise and it is not a political decision. It is a decision made on unanimous opinion of 27 members of the European Union who are responsible for aviation safety,” he said.

Source: Tolo News

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