Gambia Bird Airlines banned from Nigeria due to ongoing Ebola outbreak

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP August 11, 2014 17:16

Gambia Bird Airlines banned from Nigeria due to ongoing Ebola outbreak

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has banned Gambia Bird Airlines from operating into Nigeria, alleging “unsatisfactory” measures by the airline to contain the spread of the Ebola virus.

The NCAA stated it had “reviewed the measures put in place by [Gambia Bird Airlines] as contained in their letter of 30th July, 2014 and have found these measures unsatisfactory. Consequently, flights into Nigeria have been temporarily suspended with immediate effect until such a time that they are able to put in place acceptable and satisfactory measures.”

The Gambian national carrier flies to Lagos twice per week.

NCAA said that part of its efforts to curb the spread of the virus was to to direct all airlines operating into Nigeria from Guinea, Freetown and Monrovia “to put in place adequate measures to ensure that passengers with this disease are not boarded and brought into the country. Such measures may include suspension of flights into these countries.”

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP August 11, 2014 17:16