The European Union’s executive on Tuesday banned all airlines from the Philippines and Sudan from flying into Europe, arguing that their safety standards were too unreliable.
Europe’s airspace is tightly monitored to prevent accidents, with almost 300 airlines from around the world banned from flying there. The new ban covers over 40 Philippine airlines and a dozen Sudanese ones.
The commission also decided to restrict the operations of Iran Air in Europe after airport inspections revealed serious safety problems.
source: Earth Times