The Royal Dutch airline, KLM, has resumed flights to Freetown (SL) and Monrovia (Liberia) after 21 years.
On Sunday 26th March 2017 the flag carrier of the Netherlands, arrived at the Freetown International Airport, with 110 passengers on board. The last KLM flight left Lungi Airport on 25th December 1996. The new KLM arrangement provides three schedules per week – Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, direct from Amsterdam and returning via Monrovia.
KLM brings to seven the number of international flights now operating in Sierra Leone, after most of the nine airlines operating in the country prior to the Ebola epidemic ceased operations.
KLM becomes the third major European airline to fly to Sierra Leone, after Air France and Brussels Airlines. The airline said in a statement that the inauguration of the Amsterdam route would reduce flying times each way and give great connection opportunities to destinations worldwide via its hub of Amsterdam Schiphol.
Monday April 03, 2017