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SN Temporarily Suspends Monrovia  
User currently offlineSabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2748 posts, RR: 45
Posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Due to the recently worsened political situation in Liberia's capital Monrovia with rebels at less than 1km from the international airport, SN Brussels Airlines has decided to temporarily suspend its operations to Liberia as from today.

SN Brussels Airlines was until yesterday the only European airline serving Monrovia. This suspension will continue until SN can again assure the safety of their operations, pax and staff in the country once military situation has stabilized.

All SN Brussels Airlines staff (expatriate and local) working for the airline have been evacuated from Monrovia by paratroopers and are safely aboard a French Navy ship off-shore.

All passengers, who had made reservations on the flights to Monrovia have been contacted by SN Brussels Airlines and will be able to make a new reservation on an ulterior date, make a reservation to another destination or obtain a full refund.

SN Brussels Airlines continues to operate normally to its 12 other African destinations. In fact, as from June 30, 2003, SN Brussels Airlines flies 3 (iso 2) times a week to Abidjan following the return of stability in the Ivory Coast.

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User currently offlineSAA-SAL From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 356 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

Very interesting Sabenapilot!
Never knew that they were the only european airline flying to Monrovia. In a "normal" situation they must have quite heavy loads on that route with expats from all over Europe passing via BRU.

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User currently offlineSabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2748 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

Did you know the cheapest fare (economy-restricted) BRU-ROB is at €1,600 (almost $1,900) and the highest fare (business class) will set you back well over €6,000 ($7,000)?

No wonder SN has no intentions of sending planes across the Atlantic (at ticket prices not even a fifth of those on Africa....)

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User currently offlineLumumba From Belgium, joined Mar 2001, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Hi sabena pilot
It,s too easy too compare like that, Afica is not America?
You now all the experiance you need to do the job well over there.
If it was so easy everybody will already be fliyng to those contries.

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