A major European carrier, British Airways have suspended all inbound and outbound flights to and from Sierra Leone following the outbreak of the deadly contagious Ebola virus.
British Airways is the first major European airline to suspend all flights in and out of Sierra Leone for a period of one month. Last week, Arik Airlines and Asky suspended all operations in Sierra Leone indefinitely.
A spokesman for the Sierra Leone Airports Authority told the Global Times last night that all other major airlines including Air France, Brussels Airlines and Air Maroc continue their normal schedule flights to Sierra Leone. He described the decision by British Airways to suspend operations in Sierra Leone as regrettable.
He assured that measures were being put in place to contain the spread of the contagious Ebola virus. He said Air France had installed electronic thermometers to test the pressure of all travellers entering and leaving the country.
The Minister of Transport and Aviation, Hon. Leonard Balogun Koroma had assured the Global Times, in an earlier interview that, the government was doing everything possible to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.