EU blacklist committee discussing Afghan air safety situation

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Europe's air safety committee is to discuss the aviation situation in Afghanistan next week, ahead of revising the list of carriers banned from European Union airspace.

Ariana Afghan Airlines is already subject to a ban and a source familiar with the situation states that the committee is to meet on 9-11 November to consider safety issues in the Central Asian state.

There is no firm indication that the restrictions could be tightened, but any broadening of the ban in Afghanistan could potentially affect the operations of Safi Airways, which serves Frankfurt from Kabul.

Once the air safety committee has completed its meeting the blacklist will be updated about two weeks later.