EU bans 92 airlines, buries "flying coffins"

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

EU Transport Commissioner Jacques Barrot on Wednesday banned 92 airlines, some planes of which he described as "flying coffins," from landing at European airports, declaring them unsafe by international standards.

"This blacklist will keep dubious airlines out of Europe," Barrot said. "It will also make sure that all airlines operating in Europe's skies meet the highest safety standards."

The airlines categorically banned are:

The full list can be found at the EU website (PDF).