Conviasa (V0, Caracas Simón Bolivar) has been struck off the European Union's No-Fly List, paving the way for the Venezuelan carrier to resume flights to The Continent. The Venezuelan Civil Aviation Institute (Instituto Nacional de Aeronáutica Civil - INAC) reported last week that following high-level meetings between the two parties, the EU acknowledged Conviasa had fulfilled all of the recommendations that the European Union had made after it was banned in April 2012. The EU had cited what it then called "numerous safety concerns arising from accidents and the results of ramp checks at EU airports" as the primary mitigating factors in its ban. Conviasa had continued to operate flights to Madrid Barajas, its sole European destination, albeit in conjunction with partners such as Air Italy (2005) (I9, Milan Malpensa) or Orbest (Portugal) (6O, Lisbon) operating for Conviasa with their aircraft on a wet-lease basis.