Ebola Virus: Arik Air Suspends Flights To Liberia, Sierra Leone




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Ebola Virus: Arik Air Suspends Flights To Liberia, Sierra Leone
Ebola Virus: Arik Air Suspends Flights To Liberia, Sierra Leone
As a result first Ebola virus death officially confirmed in Lagos, and involving a Liberian national who flew on a foreign (Non-Nigerian) regional based airline from Monrovia via Lome (Togo) into city last week, Arik Air has suspended operations into Monrovia (Liberia) and Freetown (Sierra Leone) effective today July 28, 2014.

suspension will be in force until further notice. This decision is a pre-cautionary measure aimed at safeguarding precious lives Nigerians.

“Arik Air is taking this important step as a concerned corporate citizen bearing interest Nigerians at heart. We acknowledge steps that Federal Government of is currently undertaking to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus; however, we feel especially compelled to take the business decision to immediately suspend flight services into the two Ebola affected countries due to our interest in the wellbeing of Nigerians”, said Banji Ola, for the Airline.[eap_ad_2]

He said at the early stages of the contagion’ development across West , the Gambian Government took the proactive decision to airlines (including Arik Air) from bringing inbound from Monrovia, Conakry () and Freetown into Banjul.Hence, in line with the actions taken by the Gambian Government, we trust (and are confident) that the Federal Government of shall take all steps to control and curtail the spread of the virus. We humbly suggest that as a first step, all inbound flights into which originate from any of the Ebola affected countries, be immediately suspended. At Arik Air, our core vision and purpose is, “to provide world-class experiences and services which are safe, reliable and continually contribute towards both improved user of life as well as the elevation of global standing. (Thisday)[eap_ad_3]