Traveling by air to and from Sierra Leone over the years has proved to be a Herculean task, but with the arrival of Elysian Airlines which made its first touch down at the Freetown International Airport at Lungi yesterday, traveling is going to be much more easier now.
Elysian Airlines, which will be taking off from the Hastings airfields to various destinations in the sub-region, is surely going to save travelers from using the snail-pace ferry and bad road discomfort often faced when air travelers go to Lungi, explained Elysian Operations Director, Dr A Ojetuncle.
In an interview with the airline chief of operations, he explained that the flight which would take off from Lungi will make “life easier for commuters…”
He added that, “we are all aware of the fact that traveling to Lungi to board a flight to travel abroad takes a lot of time. If we can make it shorter and better for commuters we are happy to do that,” he said.
Dr Ojetuncle disclosed that, “we are waiting for the crew to arrive and they are going to confirm aviation possibilities, [from Hastings].”
“For now,” he said, “we are going to travel to Monrovia, Conakry, and Banjul from Lungi, but we are also looking at the possibilities to take off from Hastings.”
Speaking about when operation is going to commence, he said, “Operation proper is going to start next week, we are expecting the civil aviation authority to do its inspection before we start commercial operations.”
By Ophaniel Gooding