France lifts ban on Jordan Aviation flights

17th August 2004, Comments 0 comments

AMMAN, Aug 16 (AFP) - The charter airline Jordan Aviation will resume its flights to and from France and Italy following their suspension over the weekend, the head of the company said in a statement Monday.

AMMAN, Aug 16 (AFP) - The charter airline Jordan Aviation will resume its flights to and from France and Italy following their suspension over the weekend, the head of the company said in a statement Monday.

"The French aviation authorities have allowed the planes of Jordan Aviation to resume their flights to and from French airports," Mohammad Khashaman said, adding that flights to Italy are also set to resume.

Khashaman said the ban was lifted after civil aviation authorities in both countries received documents they had requested from Jordan Aviation, a private firm with a six-plane fleet comprising Airbuses and Boeings.

In Paris, France's civil aviation authority, the DGAC, confirmed the decision.

"The DGAC has re-authorised flights by Jordan Aviation after it rectified various breaches noticed during security checks carried out by the DGAC and the Italian authorities," it said in a statement.

But the DGAC warned that the airline would be subject to tighter safety checks in future.

France and Italy grounded the company over the weekend after authorities there said they found safety lapses, leaving around 150 passengers stranded at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.

Kashaman said it all came down to a problem with paperwork and that this had now been resolved.

© AFP

Subject: French news

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