Sierra Leone: Brussels Airlines to resume, increase flights to Freetown (Corrected)

Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - As airlines resume their flights to Sierra Leone, in the wake of the falling cases of Ebola in the country, Brussels Airlines has said it will double its flights to Freetown.

Brussels Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Lars Redeligx said in Freetown Thursday that the airlines would resume operation in Sierra Leone next week with a total of four flights per week.

Explaining the suspension of operations in Sierra Leone, Redeligx said at the height of the outbreak, the airlines was refused landing in Senegal over suspicions that it may be ferrying passengers infected with the virus.

PANA reports that while Kenya Airways and Air Cote d'Ivoire have already resumed flights to Sierra Leone, Air France - which also pulled out due to the Ebola epidemic - is due to resume operation next week.

Ebola has killed 3,919 people in Sierra Leone, second to Liberia where the epidemic has claimed over 4,000 lives
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18 june 2015 19:18:11

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