Consult the list of banned airlines in Eurpean Union

The EU Air Safety List 

To consult the list of banned airlines, you can download the full list of banned airlinesSearch for available translations of the preceding link or search on this website by clicking on the button ‘Search banned airlines’.

The EU Air Safety List actually contains two lists. The first list (Annex A) includes all airlines banned from operating in Europe. The second list (Annex B) includes airlines that are restricted from operating under certain conditions in Europe. Both lists are updated regularly and published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Before taking any action based on the information in these lists, all users should ensure they have the latest version.

  • Maximum effort has been made to verify the exact identity of all airlines in the EU Safety List, including through the introduction, if known, of the specific unique letter codes assigned to each airline by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), of the State of certification and of the air operator certificate (or operating licence) number.
  • Nonetheless, complete verification has not been possible in all cases, owing for example to a lack of information surrounding some airlines that might be operating on the border of, or altogether outside, the recognised international aviation regime. It can therefore not be excluded that there might be airlines which are not banned, but happen to operate under the same trading name as an airline included in the EU Safety List.
  • Also, the Commission does not necessarily know the name and other details of each airline that is certified by a country of which all the airlines are subject to an operating ban. Although the name of such airline, unknown to the Commission, will not figure on the EU Safety List, it is nevertheless banned from operating within the European Union because of the ban on all airlines registered in that country.
  • Airlines subjected to an operating ban could be permitted to operate within the European Union by using wet-leased aircraft of an airline which is not subject to an operating ban, provided that the relevant safety standards are complied with. The aircraft being used in such operations could be branded as if it belonged to the fleet of the banned airline.

Cambodia is better than you expect.

You will be very impressed by the hotels and services you will find in Cambodia considering that not so long a go this country was the site of one of the most terrible conflicts with millions of victims.

Nowadays the country is safe and fast developing as a major tourist destination in SW Asia.

The main attraction is the ancient city of Angkor Wat a temple complex and one of the largest religious monuments in the world, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares. Originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, it was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century and nowadays is probably one of the most visited world heritage site in Asia.

To get a sense of the place you need some 4-5 days and at least 3 local tours of about a day each.

Food is delicious and tasty everywhere, in restaurants for tourist you pay some 4-7$ per dish and on street stands 1.5-3$. Beers are 0.5-1$ and cocktails 3-7$

Massages are very cheep, a one hour foot massage you will pay 4-7$ and hole body 15-20 depending on the place.

Renting a car with a driver and a guide will cost 80-120 USD a day permit excluded but you can get around for much less with a Tuk-Tuk for about 25$ a day.

The permit for Angkor Wat temple complex is 62$ for 3 days.

In my quest to visit every country in the world Cambodia was no 80. Here are some pictures for you

Singapore you’re hub to Asia

Turing SW Asia you will most likely stop several times in this amazing city. I love to spend couple of days here whenever opportunity arises.

Incredible tasty and diverse food from all over Asia, Brands shopping, good night life and lots of things to see and do.

Out of season decent 3-4 stars hotels will cost you some 50 USD and 5 star will set u back some 100 or more as a base line. Don’t be worried about distance as long the place is near a metro station. Chinatown is a grate place for affordable but central hotels.

From airport to the center metro is easy, fast and very cheap at only 2.5 $/trip so don’t hesitate.

Eating like a local in Hawker Centers or low cost restaurants will cost you some 6 -12 $ compare to 25-40$ or more in the touristic places.

Alcohol is very expensive in Singapore a beer is 7-12 $ and a cocktail or glass of wine is some 12-20$

From Singapore you can find lots of great deals for flights to SW Asia and Australia.

Have e look at the photos below to get a flavor

Haiti a place with a story to tell!

The place today si a sad story never the least one that is worth discovering.

Haiti was the first independent nation in Latin America from 1804 where taking advantage of the France revolution they manage to abolish slavery and declare independence.

From that era they inherited a impressing fortress outside the Cap Haitien named Citadelle Laferrière together with an impressive arsenal of canons.

The country is today the poorest in the Northern hemisphere and one of the purest in the world.

The city’s are very dirty and most modern facilities don’t exist, the very few hotels and restaurants that maybe safe for a traveler are rare and very expensive.

Security is an important issue for backpacks or individual travelers and is not recommended.

For a good 3 star hotel expect to pay about 200 USD the currency of choice in Haiti.

A decent lunch in a safe restaurant is 15-20 USD per person and renting a car with a driver 100-200 USD a day.

If you want to have a safe trip and good guide and services you can contact Christina Blot a native Haitian, she has a small travel agency in Dominicana Republic and is a specialist in Haitian trips. Her mobile is +1 829 943 3424 available on WhatsApp to.

Bruxelles the capital of chocolates

You thought Bruxelles is the captal of Belgium or of the European Union, it may be but to me looks like is the capital of Chocolate.

The city ia small and easy to visit walking or using the public transport.

The center of the town is a plaza with beautiful medieval buildings and small streets with lost of shops and restaurants.

Most of the shops you will see are chocolate shops so get ready to increase your blood sugar to insane levels.

Hotels are everywhere and of all kinds so accommodation is not a problem for bugets starting at 35€/night

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy

Bangladesh the one and only

This is an out of beaten track trip i made with a good friend few months a go.

We didn’t know what to expect and most of the very few information for tourists we found on Bangladesh wore distressing but never the less we went for it.

Once we got to Bangladesh we descovered a beautiful, colorful and unique place. Yes, is poor and dirty but the people of Bangladesh compensated everything.

With vitualy no turism most of the people of Bangladesh never so a living white man on the street so expect to be asked by  young people for a selfy quite often.

Everywhere we went we been welcomed and enjoyed.

If your a group or your not on a tight budget consider the services of a guide and you will save lots of time. We pay for a day in Dhaka some 20$ and for 2 day trip in the country side with a nice modern car and a driver + the guide 140$

We highly recommend Ahsan Manzil our guide in Bangladesh, his phone is ‭01674324243‬.

Here are some pictures:

 

The Royal Mews in London

So, if you’re in London in winter and want to visit Buckingham Palace you’re out of luck since palace is closed from 1 of September till 21 July.

In this situation the best next thing is the Royal Mews, located some 300 m from palace gates as you face the palace to the left.

The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace is responsible for all the road travel arrangements for The Queen and members of the Royal Family.

Tickets are 11£ per adult and 6.40£ for under 17 and 10£ for students and is open from Monday to Saturday 10 to 16

You need about 30-60 minuets to visit the place depending how crowded is. You will see some of the horses, the coaches and cars the Queen uses.

Have a look at the pictures I’ve made here.

Why Split is one of the most beautiful holiday city in Europe

Split has everything you want from a seaside holiday city, beautiful beaches with clear water nearby, lots of fabulous historic places to visit, delicious food and a driving night life.

You can reach Split from major cities in Europe by air or make it a stop on your car tour of Croatia, Bosnia & Montenegro.

Split has one of the most amassing roman buildings to survive to our days, Diocletian Palace build by the Roman emperor with the same name some 1700 years a go. Today the palace is part of the city who used his walls and rooms to expend creating a one of a kind city, something you will never see in other place.

I’ve got to split by car so was easy to visit other small towns and beaches near by and if your not on a small budget i suggest you rent a car for this trip since thees a lot to see nearby and you will not regretted. Parking downtown is difficult so chose a apartment or hotel with parking that is not very far from center if you mind walking.

For accommodation i chose a 2 rooms apartment from Booking some 15 min walk from center that cost me  70 Euro/ night in high season but there are also lots of hotels and hostels for any budget.

You will find in Split a lot of restaurants open late into the night everywhere in the center and on the promenade by the sea, a budget of 20-30 Euro / person is reasonable.

For party people there are plenty of bars and clubs all over the city where you can have fun all night.

After seeing more the 500 city in Europe i can with out hesitation that Split is one of my favorites when it comes to seaside cites and I cant wait to be back. Here are some pictures of my trip:

Montenegro, a secret paradise.

Montenegro is a secret paradise, a Balkan country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline between Albania and Croatia.

The Bay of Kotor, resembling a fjord, is dotted with coastal churches and fortified towns such as Kotor and Herceg Novi. Durmitor National Park, home to bears and wolves, encompasses limestone peaks, glacial lakes and 1,300m-deep Tara River Canyon.

The city of Budva is the place to be on the Montenegro cost. The city hosts a fancy marina full of luxury yachts and a medieval fort with narrow streets full of souvenir shops. Lots of restaurants and small hotels and apartments for rent make the place very tourist friendly.

The beaches are mostly made of small stones so the water is very clear and clean but you need beach shoos to fell comfortable.

Costs are high in season (mid Jun to mid September) as reach Yacht owners and Nord Europeans flood the little country so expect to spend 75 Euro / day or more.

Best to visit as part of your Balkan car tour ( Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia)

Safety: Very Good

Cost: High

ATM coverage: Good

Currency exchange: YES

Local transportation: Decent

Hotels: Good

Mobile networks / WiFi: Good

Roads: Good

International transport: Decent

People attitude to tourists: Good

 

Here are some pictures from my trip:

 

Macedonia & Skopje ( FYROM )

Macedonia & Skopje,

Macedonia is probably the most exotic and poor place in Europe, a landlocked small Balkan nation of mountains, lakes and ancient towns with Islamic, ottoman and European architecture.

The capital of Macedonia is Skopje, is known for its sprawling Old Bazaar quarter and historic buildings turned museums, including the National Gallery of Macedonia, housed in a 15th-century Turkish bath complex. The southern city Ohrid, on a lake of the same name, has a medieval townscape and a recently restored hilltop castle.

The place feels more like middle east because of Islamic influence that is present at every step, the traditional food is of oriental origin too.

The country is safe to visit but is not a touristic destination however once there is quite a lot to see and since the country is not so big is easy to do everything in 2-3 days. Accommodation options are abundant and for all budgets, local food is cheep and testy, you will spend some 50 Euro a day for mid range accommodation and food.

Best to visit as part of your Balkan car tour ( Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia)

Safety: Good

Cost: Medium Low

ATM coverage: Good

Currency exchange: YES

Local transportation: Decent

Hotels: Good

Mobile networks / WiFi: Good

Roads: Good

International transport: Decent

People attitude to tourists: Decent

 

Here are some pictures from my trip: