Lebanon to bar 38 airlines from operating in Lebanon for lax security

Published 13 February 2006

Lebanon’s Civil Aviation Authority said last week that it had banned air-carriers from a total of thirty-eight countries from operating out of Rafik Hariri International Airport. The barred airlines were cited for failing to implement adequate security and public safety measures, and for non-compliance with international standards. Carriers from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Ecuador, Angola, Chad, Djibouti, Ghana, Guinea, Congo, Libya, Kyrgystan, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Togo, Turkmenistan, and Iraqi A6-ZYC crafts are among those forbidden to travel. The announcement preceded the International Conference for Civil Aviation Security in Arab Countries which took place in Abu Dhabi over the weekend, where representatives from the Arab Civil Aviation Commission and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) convened to discuss regional aviation security.

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