Arik Air, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest carrier has said that it is resuming flight services to Monrovia, Liberia from October 5, 2015, Footprint to Africa reports.
Flights to Monrovia, Footprint to Africa gathered were suspended in July 2014 during the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in some West African countries.
Footprint to Africa also learnt that Arik Air will be operating three weekly flights from Lagos to Monrovia via Accra, Ghana on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Outbound flights will depart the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 7:20 am (local time) and arrive in Accra at 7:20 am (local time).
The flight leaves Accra at 8:05 am (local time) and arrives in Monrovia at 10:05 am (local time).
Inbound flights will leave Monrovia at 10:50 am (local time) to arrive in Accra at 12:50 pm (local time). The flight thereafter departs Accra at 1:35 pm (local time) to arrive in Lagos at 3:35 pm (local time).
The route will be serviced with a Boeing 737-700 Next Generation (NG) aircraft configured to seat 12 passengers in Business Class and 112 passengers in Economy Class.
Arik Air’s Deputy Managing Director/Senior Vice President Operations, Captain Ado Sanusi said:
“We are pleased to welcome back our passengers on the Lagos-Monrovia route and want to assure them that their safety and security is always our top priority.”