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British Airways suspends flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone over Ebola

Published on Aug 6, 2014 12:28 AM

LONDON (AFP) - British Airways said Tuesday it has suspended flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone following concerns about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

“We have temporarily suspended our flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until August 31, 2014, due to the deteriorating public health situation in both countries,” the carrier said in a statement.

“The safety of our customers, crew and ground teams is always our top priority and we will keep the routes under constant review in the coming weeks.”

The airline normally operates services four times a week between London Heathrow airport and Freetown in Sierra Leone, with a connection on to the Liberian capital Monrovia.

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