The European Union Air Safety Commission has banned Nigerian airline, Med-View Airlines, from operating within its airspace over alleged safety lapses.
Other airlines banned alongside Nigerian Med-View airline from entering Europe or flying within its airspace are the St. Vincent of Ukraine and the Grenadines of Zimbabwe.
This was contained in a prohibition list of airlines, EU Air Safety List Annex A, containing names of airlines and countries the union bars from entering or operating in the European Airspace.
The document revealed that Nigerian Med-View Airlines became one of the 174 airlines barred due to safety oversight by aviation authorities in their home countries after all airlines from Benin Republic and Mozambique were removed from the list, indicating they had been cleared and certified safe to fly.
A total of 181 airlines before the Nigerian airline under the EU Air Safety List Annex A were originally barred from flying into Europe.
Although Med-View is yet to make an official statement on the development, sources said they are working to resolve the issue.