British Airways, one of the world leading carriers and one of those that plied Liberia's pre-war airspace will soon make it comeback, joining the likes of Delta, Air France, Brussels Airlines, and other flights presently landing at the Roberts International Airport, Deputy Transport Minister J. Ebenezer Kolliegbo is quoted as making disclosure.
Receiving the Regional Customer Service Manager of sub-Sahara Africa Rob Cooper on behalf of the Minister of Transport Lenn Eugene Nagbe at the Ministry Minister Kolliegbo averred that the decision of the airline to resume flights to Liberia demonstrates growing confidence of the leader international business community in the leadership of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
"Such move is highly commendable", the release noted.
According to the release, Deputy Minister Kolliegbo urged others to emulate the example of the British Airways, adding that such move will bring competition within the airline industry, thus reducing cost and ensuring convenient services to travelers.
Minister Kolliegbo, the release maintained, assumed the management of British Airline the ministry fullest support and cooperation
The Deputy Minister inform the airline Regional customer Service Manager that the ministry will ensure that the relevant agencies including the Roberts international Airport and the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority accord the assessment team the needed cooperation and assistance required for the success of the airline mission to the country.
Speaking earlier, the release maintained, Mr. Cooper told the Deputy Minister that the purpose of the visit to was to explore the possibility for the British Airways to resume flights to the country in order to render full range of services to the people of Liberia and residents alike.
"With the level of peace in the country, the moment was now ripe to do business in Liberia", Mr. Rob cooper added.
Responding as to when the airline resume flights, the Regional customer Service Manager added that flight commences to Liberia by October 2012.