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Ivory Coast Air Service

Kenya Airways resumes flights to Abidjan

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN  Apr 27, 2011

(eTN) - It was learned overnight that Kenya Airways will resume their operation into the Ivory Coast’s capital city of Abidjan on May 2. Flights will restart following months of unrest, which ended with the capture of defeated former president Gbagbo recently, after he had refused to step down and make way for his duly-elected successor.

At the height of the crisis, when fighting had brought Abidjan to a complete economic standstill and the airport was taken over by French troops, Kenya Airways, as many other international airlines, had to halt flights, due to the prevailing insecurity and concerns for the safety of crews, passengers, and aircraft.

The three flights per week will operate out of Nairobi, according to the latest schedules published by Kenya Airways.

Kenya Airways resumes flights to Abidjan
Tarmac outside Abidjan's Felix Houphouet-Boigney International Airport /

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