Astraeus has introduced a twice weekly flight between UK and the West
African nation of Liberia. The scheduled service will commence January
15, 2007 with Monday and Friday departures from London’s Gatwick Airport
(North Terminal) to Monrovia’s Roberts International Airport.
The move is seen both as recognition of Liberia’s post war ability in
attracting overseas investment, and extending the airline’s unique style
in connecting United Kingdom with West African nations to date including
Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Cape Verde, Ghana and Equatorial Guinea.
Whilst bringing Monrovia closer to thousands of Liberians resident
throughout Britain, Europe and beyond, the airline is also targeting the
large North American population of Liberians who are already aware of
Astraeus’ service from London to Freetown currently enjoyed by
neighbouring Sierra Leoneans, anticipating they will choose the same
reliable routing through the airline’s London Gatwick Airport hub.
Sales Director Peter Cox said: “We have been analysing the UK-Monrovia
market for some time and firmly believe that now is the right time to
launch our services. We have a successful history of developing routes
between West Africa and the UK and are looking forward to serving
Liberia, which is clearly demonstrating its desire for a better future
for their citizens”.