Delta To Try Monrovia Again

By | May 28, 2010
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Last June, we reported that Delta Air Lines was forced to cancel its planned service from New York to Monrovia, Liberia via Sal Island due to security concerns by the TSA. The TSA also forced them to cancel planned service to Nairobi, Kenya at the same time. The announcement was oddly at the last minute, despite the fact the servie had been announced in November of 2008.

Monrovia is back in Delta’s sights, with once weekly service planned from its Atlanta hub, via Accra, Ghana. Apparently, Roberts International Airport implemented measures to ensure its compliance with the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization. We hope this means the TSA is satisfied with the security arrangements.

Delta is ready to serve up to ten African destinations, pending American and foreign government approval for the services. Service from Atlanta to Accra will begin on June 1st, with three weekly flights, expanding to four June 14th. It also operates to Accra from New York five times weekly. Delta plans to operate 80 weekly departures to Africa this July.

Good luck to Delta. Liberia certainly needs the business.