Med-View Airline says the ban of some African airlines from flying into Europe did not affect the airline.
Giving the clarification in Lagos, the Executive Director, Business Development and Commercial, Mr. Isiaq Na’Allah said “the European Union operational restriction, which the public has misunderstood as a total ban on its UK operations”
He noted that its operations to London is in no way affected by the ban and had since being operating with her wet-leased aircraft.
“The ban which falls under exception rule in EASA, Annex A, where it states that “Air carrier listed in Annex A could be permitted to exercise traffic rights by using wet-leased aircraft of an air carrier, which is not subject to an operating ban”.
According to him, ” the Airline regretted the anxiety the misinformation may have caused its teeming passengers and assured them that there is no basis for alarm as the Lagos-London flight remains unaffected.
“We at Med-View Airline are committed to safety, and currently working with EASA and NCAA to restore normalcy, the statement said.
A total of 181 airlines were barred from flying into Europe by the European Commission. 174 airlines were barred due to safety oversight by aviation authorities in their home countries.
All carriers from Mozambique and Republic of Benin have been removed from the list of airlines banned.
The Airline on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 operated its normal schedule flight to London amidst the misinformation about the restriction.
It will be recalled that in March 2016, Med-View Airline passed through one of the most stringent operations audit of the global airlines’ body – the International Air Transport Association (IATA), after which it was issued with IOSA – International Operational Safety Audit.
The Airline has secured a B777 aircraft leased from an EU-member state to boost its international operations, which will soon join the fleet.