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Delta’s Liberia Passengers Will Have to Catch Flight from Accra

first_imgDelta Air Lines last week announced that it has reached agreement on what it calls “an enhanced partnership” with SkyTeam partner Kenya Airways to offer convenient connecting flights between Monrovia, Liberia, and Accra, Ghana.The services will begin effective September 1, 2014, operating three times a week on a Boeing 737 aircraft operated by Kenya Airways (KQ). The Kenya Airways flight will offer seamless and convenient connections with Delta’s nonstop flights between Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.“Delta has had a presence in Liberia for four years and we are pleased to be able to continue this association with the country through our new partnership with Kenya Airways,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s senior vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Delta recognizes the importance of offering services between Monrovia and the United States and we would like to thank the Liberian Government for its continued support. Delta remains committed to the country and facilitating travel to the U.S. with our Kenya Airways partner.”This service replaces Delta’s three-times weekly operations from Monrovia’s Roberts International Airport to Accra, Ghana. Passengers connecting onto Delta’s Accra to New York-JFK services from Kenya Airways will enjoy through check-in for their entire journey from Monrovia – collecting their boarding passes and checking in luggage from Monrovia through to their final destination in the United States.Passengers connecting in Accra will be able to proceed directly to the transit lounge, without the need to clear Ghanaian immigration, for the flight departure from Delta’s dedicated airport gates to New York. Delta staff will be on hand to ease the connecting customer process and the transit time in Accra is anticipated to be one and a half hours. SkyMiles and Flying Blue members will continue to enjoy mileage accrual and elite benefits like extra baggage allowance, priority boarding, and lounge access on both airlines.Business class passengers connecting through Kotoka International Airport will be able to access the new Sanbra Priority Lounge, which is positioned next to Delta’s airport gates, and provides customers with a luxury lounge experience prior to their flight to New York-JFK. The lounge has capacity for 108 people with leather seating, free Wi-Fi, complimentary snacks and a wide variety of soft and alcoholic drinks, as well as televisions and shower facilities.Delta’s sales office will remain open in Liberia and continue to sell tickets to the U.S. The airline will also continue selling tickets from the U.S. to Liberia.Kenya Airways’ Regional General Manager for West Africa, America, Europe & Asia Pacific, Julius Thairu said: “This strategic partnership with Delta Air Lines enhances our presence in West Africa and cements our position as Africa’s premier airline. By providing a seamless connection from Liberia to Delta’s Accra to New York service, it significantly boosts Kenya Airways’ efforts to link Africa to the rest of the world. This will provide our guests from Africa with an additional efficient and convenient connection to the U.S. on Delta Air Lines. It ties in with our long-term growth strategy to increase our footprint across the world.”The Monrovia-Accra-New York schedule will leave Monrovia at 18:00 and arrive at 20:00 and arrive in Accra at 20:00. Thereafter, it leaves Accra at 22:35 and arrives at  05:13.Delta’s daily services between Accra and New York are operated with a Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 225 seats, comprising 25 seats in BusinessElite, 29 in Premium Economy and 171 seats in Economy.Once onboard, passengers in the BusinessElite cabin will enjoy forward-facing seats that convert to a 180-degree fully flat-bed and offer direct aisle access in a 1x2x1 configuration.  Delta has also invested in its economy class with seats that provide additional legroom, adjustable headrests, personal in-seat entertainment screens with over 350 films, 250 TV shows, 100 hours of HBO, 4,500 songs and 30 games and USB power at each seat. All Economy passengers will be provided with a complimentary amenity kit to improve their flight experience.Delta Air Lines operates services to four African cities in four countries. The airline has grown from 22 weekly departures to and from Africa in December 2006 to 29 in summer 2014.Passengers travelling from Liberia can book flights to the U.S. on Delta and Kenya Airways via travel agents and Delta’s dedicated reservations teams in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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BUSINESSMAN ADVISES PEOPLE TO CHECK ACCOUNTS AFTER HE IS ROBBED IN BANK SCAM

first_imgA leading Donegal estate agent has warned people to check their bank accounts after he became the latest victim of a banklink gang.Well-known estate agent Keith Anderson had money taken from his account.Well-known businessman Keith Anderson, from Donegal Town, was contacted by AIB to say he is one of possibly hundreds of customers to have lost money from their accounts.Officials from AIB, Bank of Ireland and Ulster bank have contacted customers across the county in recent days after what they believe was an elaborate swindle. Gardai believe skimming devices were put on banklink machines in Donegal Town up to six months ago.But it is only now that the massive fraud is coming to light.The gang used the details gleaned from the cards to purchase goods across the United States in many cases.Mr Anderson, his wife and his mother were all hit in the scam. He told Donegal Daily “Personally €300 was taken from my AIB account, my wife had €240 taken from hers and my mother had €540 taken from her Ulster Bank account.“We have been told it could have happened weeks or months ago and it is only coming to light now.“If we are honest about it, who checks everything coming in and out of their accounts.“I would never have known about this only for the banks contacted us,” he said.Mr Anderson said he has already spoken to a number of people who have also had various amounts of cash stolen form their accounts. “Who knows how widespread it is or how much cash has been taken,” he said.Bank of Ireland spent Saturday contacting dozens of customers across Donegal whom they suspect had money taken from their account.Businessman Keith says AIB have told him his card is now frozen until he and dozens of others affected by the scam are issued with new cards.It is understood all the money taken from people’s accounts will be replaced. A Garda spokesman warned people to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity on their account.“We would ask people to exercise all the usual precautions when withdrawing money from banklink machines.“People should also go through their accounts and if they think money has been illegally spent then they should query it with their banks and to track back where that money has been spent,” said the spokesman.BUSINESSMAN ADVISES PEOPLE TO CHECK ACCOUNTS AFTER HE IS ROBBED IN BANK SCAM was last modified: October 14th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AIBBank of IrelandbanklinkDonegal TownfraudKeith Andersonulster banklast_img read more