Libya's Buraq Airlines says it's
been removed from the EU's blacklist of carriers too dangerous to
fly over Europe.
Representatives with Buraq told All Africa media the restriction
was mostly aimed at its cargo operations. Airline exec MD Mohamed
Boubeidha added the reports upon which the ban was based weren't
Now that Buraq is off the blacklist... the airline plans to
expand service between Europe and North Africa, in conjunction with
Libyan Arab Airlines.
The EU blacklist lists 92 airlines it says don't meet
international safety standards. It was started after last year's
summer of crashes in Europe and the Mideast. Most of the airlines
affected are based in Africa.