Friday 20 October 2017

Liberia: Main airport to be shut for runway repairs

Liberia: Main airport to be shut for runway repairs
(APA 10/09/17)

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) - Liberia’s main airport in Monrovia will be closed to air traffic on the eve of the country’s landmark presidential and parliamentary elections for repair works on its runway.

The Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) said in a statement on Sunday that it will shut the Roberts International Airport on October 9, to resume second phase rehabilitation work on its runway.

According to the LAA, the rehabilitation will also include the installation of new aeronautical ground lighting systems.

“In view of this development, and in consultation with the airlines, the runway will be closed to air traffic on Monday through Thursday, beginning on October 9” the LAA statement said.

It said the alternative way to enter Liberia during the closure would be by the country’s land borders with Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone, with another options by sea.

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