Ethiopian Airlines ceases direct flight to Ebola affected countries; Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea
Ethiopian Airlines announced that it doesn’t have a direct flight to the first rate Ebola affected countries; Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Therefore, the airlines said, ‘it is not carrying Ebola infected passengers’.
“Though there is not a single case of Ebola infected passenger in its flights to Ethiopia, intensive precautionary measures are being taken” The Airlines said. Ethiopian’s partner Askay Airlines has also stopped flying to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea starting from July 29, 2014. Ethiopian has a 40 % share on Askay Airlines.
Ethiopian has various destinations to West African countries including Nigeria and the Airlines has said that vigorous security checks are being taken in its flights to these destinations.