The European Commission has extended the ban on seven Libyan airlines from flying into the EU.

According to the European Commission's website, the decision came for reasons of safety and security.

The European safety list of banned airlines included Afriqiyah Airways, Libyan Airlines, Buraq Air, Ghadames Air Transport, Global Aviation and Service Group, Air Libya, and Petro Air.

The seven Libyan airlines are among 115 companies around the world subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union, for not complying with the international safety standards, according to the European Union's Civil aviation.