The National Civil Aviation Authority informs that it has ordered the suspension of the operating license for the carriage of passengers and goods by air to the carrier Ernest SpA
This suspension will take effect from 13 January 2020 for the sole purpose of allowing the airline to reprotect passengers already in possession of a travel document, while providing the necessary information to users for any canceled flights.
The carrier will therefore no longer be able to issue travel tickets. The license, however, remains in force until 13 January 2020, also in consideration of the current holidays, as well as the Ukrainian New Year of 7 January 2020 and the consequent need to guarantee the best interest for the protection of the passenger, having noted that there are no imminent critical issues that jeopardize the security of operations.
The measure was adopted by ENAC on the basis of the provisions of Regulation (EC) no. 1008 of 2008, containing common rules for the provision of air services in the European Community.
However, if the carrier provides the guarantee elements required by the community rules and these elements are favorably assessed by the Body, the suspension measure can be revoked.
ENAC will continue to monitor the airline in order to verify the adoption of all possible initiatives to protect the respect of passengers' rights.