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European Union bans Philippine Airlines from entering EU’s air space

Effective today, Philippine Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, is banned from entering the air space of the 27-nation European Union (EU), it was decided on Tuesday by the Brussels-based European Commission (EC).

Reacting to the move, PAL acknowledged that the EC blacklist is “a direct consequence of the downgrade of the Philippine government’s aviation safety rating.”

PAL is the sole Philippine-certified airline with a permit to fly to the EU.

The move was part of EC’s overall evaluation of air travel safety to the European bloc. Read the full story

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