Kenya Airways has flown 170 health volunteers today to Freetown, Sierra Leone and Monrovia, Liberia. The flights via Accra, Ghana were chartered by the African Union.
Kenya Airways CEO, Mbuvi Ngunze while paying a courtesy call to State House today with health officials said that it was a privilege to fly the Kenyan health officials to Sierra Leone and Liberia.
“We are incredibly honored by the AU who is our corporate client. We won the bid to fly the health officials who are on a mission to assist our brothers through the crisis. This mission in West Africa is an important example of African fighting spirit. It is about Africans finding solutions for Africa. It is important us as Kenya Airways, as we are keen on sustainability of Africa”.
The mission, according to Mbuvi Ngunze may facilitate KQ’s re-entry into the West Africa . Kenya Airways flights into the two countries were suspended by the Kenyan government due to concerns about Ebola in the region.
The 2 flights KQ 1510 and KQ5100 left Kenya today at 12.30pm. They should have arrived in Monrovia and Freetown this evening at 6.30 pm.