Airplane: Here is the black list of airlines banned in Europe

Airplane: Here is the black list of airlines banned in Europe

Since April 2022, more than 190 airlines have been banned from Europe for failing to meet international safety standards. Among them is the Nepalese carrier Yeti Airlines, victim of a crash that killed at least 68 people this Sunday, January 15.

Around 100 airlines have been classified as “dangerous airlines” by the European Commission since April 2022. The list was later expanded to include Russian airlines in November of the same year due to the war in Ukraine.

This decision is justified by the poor quality of the services offered by the airlines on the ground and on board or the number of incidents during their flights, some of which have resulted in injuries and fatalities. Discover the full list of airlines banned in Europe by nationality.


The ban affects airlines Ariana Afghan Airlines and Kam Air.


With the exception of TAAG Angola Airlines and Helo Malongo, all airlines are not authorized to land in European Union countries. This ban applies to Aerojet, Guicano, Air Jet, Bestflya, Heliang, SJL and Sonair.


The airlines Airlines Armenia, Armenia Airways, Armenian Helicopters, Fly Arna, Flyone Armenia, Novair, Shirak Avia and Skyball are banned in Europe.


On the Congo side, Canadian Airways Congo, Equiflight Services, Equajet, Trans Air Congo and Société Nouvelle Air Congo are not permitted in Europe.

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

The ban affects the following airlines: Air Fast Congo, Air Katanga, Busy Bee Congo, Compagnie Africaine d’Aviation (CAA), Congo Airways, Kin avia, Malu Aviation, Serve Air Congo, Swala Aviation and Mwant Jet.

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Daallo Airlines is not licensed in Europe.

Equatorial Guinea

The ban affects all air carriers certified by Equatorial Guinea’s regulatory oversight authorities, namely Ceiba Intercontinental and Cronos airlines.


In Eritrea, Eritrean Airlines and Nasair Eritrea are not allowed to land in Europe.


The airlines blacklisted by the European Commission are Aerostan, Air Compagny Air KG, Air Manas, Avia Traffic Company, Flysky Airlines, Heli Sky, KAP.KG Aircompany, Sky KG Airlines, Tez Jet and Valor Air


All airlines in the country are affected by this ban.


Due to the country’s instability, airlines Afriqiyah Airways, Air Libya, Al-Maha Aviation, Berniq Airways, Buraq Air, Global Air, Hala Airlines, Libyan Airlines, Libyan Wings Airlines and Petro Air have been blacklisted.


All Nepalese airlines are banned in Europe due to the number of incidents that have occurred during certain flights.

So the following airlines are blacklisted: Air Dynasty Heli, Altitude Air, Buddha Air, Fishtail Air, Summit Air, Heli Everest, Himalaya Airlines, Kailash Helicopter Services, Makalu Air, Manang Air PVT, Moutain Helicopters, Prabhu Helicopters, Nepal Airlines Corporation, Saurya Airlines, Shree Airlines, Simrik Air, Simrik Airlines, Sita Air, Tara Air and Yeti Airlines.


As the Russian invasion of Ukraine approaches its first anniversary, Russian airlines in Europe have been suspended.

The ban therefore affects all companies, namely Aurora Airlines, Aviacompagny, Izhavia, Yakutia, Rusjet, UVT Aero, Siberia Airlines, Smartavia Airlines, Iraero Airlines, Ural Airlines, Alrosa Air Company, Nordstar Airlines, Rusline, JSC Yamal Airlines, Nord Wind, The airlines Ikar, I Fly, Pobeda Airlines, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Rossiya Airlines, Skol Airlines and Utair Aviation.

Sao Tome and Principe

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“All air carriers certified by the regulatory oversight authorities of Sao Tome and Principe” are barred from the Old Continent, the European Commission noted.

Sierra Leone

As in São Tomé and Príncipe, all airlines in Sierra Leone are blacklisted as banned airlines in Europe.


Regarding Sudanese airlines, the ban affects Alfa Airlines, Badr Airlines, Blue Bird Aviation, Eldinder Aviation, Green Flag Aviation, Helejetic Air, Kata Air Transport, Kush Aviation, Nova Airways, Sudan Airways, Sun Air and Tarco Air.

This long list, compiled by civil aviation experts, includes Avior Airlines (Venezuela), Blue Wing Airlines (Suriname), Iran Aseman Airlines (Iran), Iraqi Airways (Iraq) and Air Zimbabwe.