Nigeria: Suspension of ASKY airlines over Ebola lifted

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The regulatory Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted the suspension it slammed on the Togo-based regional ASKY Airlines for ferrying a Liberian infected with the Ebola Virus Disease into the country last week.

NCAA imposed the suspension after ASKY flew Patrick Sawyer from Monrovia to the commercial city of Lagos, where he died a few days later from complications related to the disease.

But on Saturday, the NCAA said in a statement that the suspension was lifted following an undertaking signed by the airline's management, promising to abide by the rules and regulations guiding the aviation industry, with a view to curtailing  the spread of the virus.

The airlines also promised the regulatory agency that it would not fly to the three West African countries worst hit by the disease - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Nigeria's Arik Air has also suspended flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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02 august 2014 15:34:05

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