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.
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In November 2010, the airline was banned from European airspace by the European Commission Transport Agency, quoting "persisting deficiencies in its operations and maintenance".