Arik suspends flights to Monrovia and Freetown

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According to Aviation Tribune, Arik Air has suspended all flight operations to Liberia and Sierra Leone following the widespread Ebola epidemic currently being experienced in the countries.

Confirming the suspension of the flights yesterday, Arik Air Head of Corporate Communications, Ola Adebanji, said “As a result of the first Ebola virus death officially confirmed in Lagos, and involving a Liberian national who flew on a foreign based airline from Monrovia via Lome into the city last week, Arik Air will be suspending operations into Monrovia (Liberia) and Freetown (Sierra Leone) effective 28 July.”

The suspension, a precautionary measure taken by the airline to safeguard Nigerians, will be in force until further notice.