'Dangerous' airlines banned

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  1. jakeseven7

    jakeseven7 Active Member

    Sep 9, 2005
    Just o/s on a trip with our chief procurement guy, who has recently re-negotiated our company's regional air deals (Asia).

    Just thought some would find this interesting, for the first time ever, several carriers have been blacklisted from carrying our staff PERIOD. I.E. Even if you are stuck in an airport and a 'blacklisted' airline is the only flight out that night, we will no longer be allowed to travel on them.

    There was a list of about 20 airlines for the routes our staff fly in Asia that have been black listed. Won't list them all but suffice to say the Indonesians feature heavily - and Garuda is banned.

    Our procurement guy said that Garuda is actually barred from flying to several countries because of its safety problems and that the Australian reg body is actually reviewing their rights to fly to Oz - can anyone confirm that is happening?!

  2. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

    Jun 30, 2002
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    Garuda (and all Indonesian airlines) was recently barred from flying to the EU due to safety concerns. I don't think they actually had any flights there, so it really doesn't affect anything.

    At present, there are no immediate plans for Australia to follow suit.

    Here is an article:
    Garuda flies Australian skies despite EU ban - World - smh.com.au
  3. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

    Dec 25, 2004
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    The E.U blacklists airlines and refuses them access to their airspace. They are set to ban all Indonesian airlines from late next week: EU bans 'unsafe' Indonesian airlines | NEWS.com.au

    I believe the master list of banned airlines is kept here:
    Transport - Air Transport

    Australia has no plans to ban Garuda at this stage, but is discussing the situation with the EU and Indonesia. More details: Garuda 'too unsafe for Europe' | NEWS.com.au

    I think it is smart to have a blacklist of airlines that you are banned from flying. I certainly have blacklisted some airlines and wouldn't fly them. I would be miffed if my work told me that I had to fly them...
  4. jakeseven7

    jakeseven7 Active Member

    Sep 9, 2005
    Thanks Mal for the info, I knew Garuda was really bad - I wouldn't set foot on them anyway - but I didn't actually know that they have been banned from 50 countries!

    I support them being reviewed by Australia, will be interesting to see what CASA comes up with (reading the news.com.au article)

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