Liberia flights

In the last month British Airways has announced increased capacity to both Libya, Sierra Leone & Liberia.

In the case of Libya, as of 2nd September the airline will be adding a fourth weekly flight from Heathrow to Tripoli; the new Monday service is in addition to existing flights on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. Flights depart Terminal 5 at 08:50, arriving in Tripoli at 13:25. Return flights depart Tripoli at 15:30, getting back into London at 18:15.

After the civil war in Libya, British Airways only re-instated flights to the capital in May 2012 and this additional service suggests that life in Libya is returning to normal. Previously, British Airways had faced domestic competition on the route from bmi; British Airways takeover of bmi ended that problem abruptly.

British Airways will also be increasing the frequency of its joint service to Sierra Leone & Liberia from 31st October with a fourth weekly service. As with Libya, flights depart Heathrow’s Terminal 5 early in the morning, getting back into London at 16:00, just in time to catch the all important final flights to the USA.

Unlike Libya, British Airways did not previously fly to either Sierra Leone or Liberia but ‘inherited’ the route from bmi after its takeover in 2012. News that it is now expanding its services will be welcomed by both countries, neither of which have a national airline capable of offering flights to the UK or USA.


Flights to Sierra Leone & Liberia will be operated by 767s offering World Traveller, World Traveller Plus & Club World. Hopefully it won’t be too long before the route receives a shiny new Dreamliner 787.

British Airways aircraft parked in front of Heathrow Terminal 5

Heathrow Terminal 5