Kenya Airways has resumed direct flights between Accra and Freetown, Sierra Leone.
According to the Airline the resumption of flights comes after the Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority gave the airline the go ahead to operate the flights.
Kenya Airways suspended its operation to Kenya following a suspension on all flights from Ebola affected countries by the Kenyan Ministry of Health initiated in August 2014 due to the outbreak of Ebola.
But the Kenyan ministry of health lifted the ban in May 2015.
Speaking to Citi Business News Area Manager Anglophone West Africa Rose Kifeli said the airline in consultation with the Governments of Kenya and Sierra Leone has constantly assessed the situation and is pleased with the latest development.
“The airline in consultation with the government of Kenya and the various health organization has constantly access the situation and with the recent development we have noticed that the Ebola cases has significantly reduced. We seem to have one or two cases every week and this gives us confidence that the epidemic is under control and the Ministry of health in Kenya has given their approval for us to resume operations into Kenya while we have also had an assessment of the measures in place to ensure that passengers are safe with enough screening taken place before they board the flight.”
Area Manager Anglophone West Africa Rose Kifeli told Citi Business News that they were confident that passengers and crew members were safe as the airline open up the Freetown route again.
The move comes two weeks after the airline resumed direct flights from Nairobi to Monrovia, Liberia. Kenya Airways with the resumption of flights to Freetown, Sierra Leone will operate daily flights on the route
Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 51 destinations worldwide, 42 of which are in Africa and carries over three million passengers annually.
Kenya Airways takes pride for being in the forefront of connecting Africa to the World and the World to Africa through its hub at the new ultra-modern Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.
By: Norvan Acquah – Hayford/citifmonline.com/Ghana