ALL Indonesian airlines have been removed from a European Union (EU) safety blacklist, which has blocked them from flying to EU airports. All carriers from the country had been banned in 2007, but since then seven operators, Garuda Indonesia, Airfast Indonesia, Ekspres Transportasi Antarbenua, Indonesia Air Asia, Citilink, Lion Air and Batik Air, had been allowed to fly to and from Europe. Other Indonesian airlines remained banned until the June announcement from the European Commission. See

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