Kenya Airways resumes full services to Monrovia


(Posted 14th May 2015)

After Kenya’s Ministry of Health has lifted the ban for Kenya Airways to fly to Monrovia is the Pride of Africa expected to resume services to one their previously most profitable routes within days it was learned.

The World Health Organization a few days ago declared Liberia free of Ebola and while intense monitoring is ongoing to prevent any return of the killer disease are global health organizations now confident that Liberia has effectively defeated the outbreak which started last year.

Kenya Airways was reportedly last month granted fifth freedom right to operate between Accra / Ghana to Monrovia but has until now not been able to uplift transit traffic from Liberia via Nairobi into the rest of their network.

The airline yesterday issued the following statement referring to the resumption of comprehensive services to and from Monrovia:

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Kenya Airways, which started operations between Accra and Monrovia on 29th March 2015, will now sell transit traffic through Nairobi to its entire network.

This is after the Kenyan Ministry of Health today lifted the suspension initiated in August 2014, for persons who had visited Liberia following the outbreak Ebola.

Group CEO and Managing Director Mbuvi Ngunze commented, ‘The airline in consultation with the Ministry of Health has constantly assessed the situation and is pleased with the latest development’.

Kenya Airways would like to thank its loyal passengers who have been patient throughout the last nine months and looks forward to serving them on board.

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The additional revenues – Kenya Airways lost an estimated four billion Kenya Shillings in cash flow after being ordered to drop their flights to the Ebola affected countries in West Africa – will no doubt assist the airline to make up lost ground as the financial results for the financial year which ended on 31st of March were significantly influenced by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.