British Airways Announces New Direct Service to Liberia

British Airways, a UK based airline, is launching a new service to Monrovia, in Liberia, from London Heathrow Airport.

The airline is offering a new 2012 winter schedule, which includes flights to Monrovia, in Liberia, operating three times per week, from November 5, 2012. The flights will be departing from British Airway’s terminal 5 at London Heathrow, and will be transiting through Freetown, in Sierra Leone. The inauguration of the new flight will take to 19 the number of African destinations served by British Airways.

The new service will be operated by a B767 aircraft with three-classes of seating. The services, however, will be reduced to twice weekly during the period between December 10, 2012, and February 4, 2013.

There are at present no straight flights between destinations in the UK and Liberia. Brussels Airlines offers three flights each week to Liberia, through Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, while Air France operates a twice-weekly service from Paris, through Conakry in Guinea.

The other new international destinations include services from London Heathrow Airport to Seoul, Alicante, Rotterdam and Zagreb, and from London Gatwick Airport to Las Vegas and Barcelona.

The new schedule also includes an increased number of flights to Scotland. The new flights will increase the number of seats from London to destinations in Scotland by 32 percent, over and above British Airways’ previous offerings.

The new service will include flights from London City Airport to Aberdeen and the Isle of Man, and from London Heathrow Airport to Leeds Bradford and Belfast airport in Northern Ireland.