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British Airways announce new flights to Monrovia, Liberia


British Airways has acknowledged it will commence flights to Monrovia, Liberia from November.

The service will be an extension of the current London Heathrow to Freetown service it is inheriting from bmi British Midland International this winter. BA parent International Airlines Group (IAG) acquired bmi earlier this year.

British Airways will provide a 3 times weekly link to Roberts International Airport from November 5th, 2012 although frequencies will decrease to twice weekly between December 10th 2012 and February 4th, 2013 for operational reasons.

Monrovia is the capital city of the West African nation of Liberia.

It is the cultural, political and financial hub for the country and according to a May 2011 estimate was home to around 1.2 million people, roughly a 3rd of the total population of Liberia.

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Posted by on 29/09/2012 in Airlines

 

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British Airways to launch flights to Liberia


British Airways will further strengthen its African network this winter when it begins flying to Liberia. This will bring to 19 the number of routes it serves from London to 16 African countries.

This is the second increase to its African network in as many months.  It earlier announced that it would double flights to Marrakech from three to six a week, take over the bmi route to Agadir and start three weekly frequencies to Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Its winter schedule will now also include three weekly services to Monrovia via Freetown starting 5thNovember, reducing to two between 10th December to 4th February, for operational reasons and reverting to three thereafter.  The flights will all operate out of Terminal 5.

British Airways will operate a Boeing 767 to Monrovia in a three-cabin configuration; World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World.

Other enhancements to the African network include doubling frequencies from Cape Town from daily to fourteen a week.  The additional services will operate as overnight flights, landing at Heathrow at 08h00.

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Ian Petrie, Regional Manager Africa, said: “We’ve been flying in Africa for over 80 years and the continent remains a key part of our global route network.  We’ve really looked at where we can add value to our customers and are flying to the business and leisure destinations they’re demanding.”

 

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