European Commission has shown no hint of removing Nepali airline companies from its blacklist. That is due to the country failing to evict itself from the “Aviation Safety List”. The ruling means that Nepali airline companies can’t fly directly to any European country despite many attempts from the government to get a clean slate.
The council’s recent meeting has again maintained the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and all the registered airline companies on its infamous blacklist. Previously, the council had blacklisted Nepal in November 2022. In its latest update on June 07, 2023, Nepal still remains on the undesirable list.
Why Nepali airline companies can’t fly directly to Europe?
Nepal was first restricted by European Union in 2013. However, Nepal has tried many attempts, through diplomacy and policies to get itself out of the blacklist but so far to no avail as the council continues to slap the ban on Nepali airline companies from flying in the Euro.
In 2022, the Aviation Safety Agency sent a team to Nepal to study aviation safety. There was hope that the authority would gradually calm itself in its instance in Nepal however, that failed to happen. The tragic Yeti plane crash in Pokhara was a key reason for failing to get off the notorious list this term.
Being blacklisted, Nepali airline companies have been unable to fly directly to any European country which has demoralized and compromised the aviation industry’s commercial aspects for years.