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EU lifts ban on Zambian airlines

BRUSSELS, Friday 17th June, 2016 – The European Commission has lifted the ban imposed on Zambian airlines. The development follows Zambia’s successfully meeting the European Union (EU) international air-safety standards.
Last month, the Zambian delegation from the Aviation department, led by Transport and Communications Permanent Secretary Mr. Misheck Lungu successfully presented to the European Commission Zambia’s progress report. The report outlined key areas the Government has achieved in meeting international air safety standards.
After reviewing the report, the Commission expressed satisfaction at Zambia’s tremendous achievements and cooperation, and has since cleared the country from the list. EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc announced yesterday in Brussels that all Zambian certified airlines are now free to use the European air space.
This development is a huge boost for Zambia’s trade with the EU especially that the Government in March this year signed a Bilateral Air service Agreement with the Government of the Grand Dutch of Luxembourg. Accessing the European skies and market will increase and boost volumes of trade and tourism between Zambia and the EU.

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Lambwe Kachali [Mr]
First Secretary (Press & Public Relations)

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