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Old 6th Nov 2015, 16:50
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Fly Salone

Hi everybody,

First time I have posted on PPRuNe and looking for some info...

I have heard that there is a new start based out of Gatwick going direct to Freetown. They are just waiting for the all clear from the WHO on Saturday to begin services on the 20th.

Anyone know any more?
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Old 12th Nov 2015, 11:13
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Icelandic operation i think using a 757.and tickets being sold by the travel agent who BMI used to be associated with whose name eludes me{ mcphillips ??}
What a shame BA have stopped the route which was profitable.
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Old 13th Nov 2015, 17:56
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As far as I'm aware the BA route was a triangular through Freetown and Monrovia, Liberia. It was officially suspended because of Ebola but with the collapse of the iron mining industries in both countries right now the demand is probably not great. Neither is exactly a tourist destination.
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Old 13th Nov 2015, 21:15
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Demand is definitely there-try getting a seat on Air France.
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 18:56
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They appear to have started operations Iain Macwhirter: where a handshake means so much more than welcome (From Herald Scotland)
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Old 1st Jan 2016, 11:48
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Saw their 75 parked in Freetown yesterday.
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Old 14th Jan 2016, 20:12
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No pay - No fly

Word is they haven't paid their bills and will close this weekend.
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