Mauritania Airways S.A. was an airline based in Nouakchott, Mauritania. The company was established in December 2006, and made its first flight on 7 November 2007. It replaced Air Mauritanie, the former national airline, which suffered from prolonged financial difficulties and was finally liquidated in October 2007. Mauritania Airways was a joint venture between Mauritanian and Tunisian interests: Tunisair owned 51 percent, Mauritanian businessman Mohamed Ould Bouamatou owned 39 percent, and the government of Mauritania owned 10 percent.
In November 2010, the airline was banned from European airspace by the European Commission Transport Agency, quoting "persisting deficiencies in its operations and maintenance".
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