Vice President Boakai Lauds SN Brussels Airlines

Monday, 7th December 2009
Monrovia, Liberia - Liberia’s Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, Sr., has praised SN Brussels Airlines for its partnership, which helped to connect Liberia to the rest of the world at a time the country was isolated, and for increasing its flights to Monrovia.
He observed that SN Brussels Airlines’ intervention was not only timely, but helped to facilitate long distance travels of Government officials, NGO workers, businessmen and other individuals from Liberia.

“SN Brussels came in when there was nobody else around. We certainly are very grateful because this has been very helpful to us,” Vice President Boakai emphasized.
Vice President Boakai made the commendation on December 7 when the General Manager of SN Brussels Liberia, Mr. Frederic Vloeberghs, accompanied by the company’s  sales manager, Atta Harris, paid a courtesy call on him at his Capitol Building office.
The Vice President, however, lamented the hassles travelers, including high profile Government officials who arrive at Brussels Airport before 8:00 a.m., go through.
Vice President Boakai explained that high profile Government officials, including himself, who arrive at Brussels Airport before 8:00 a.m do not get the kind of reception due them, adding “We have to take off our shoes and belts, for example.”
In remarks, Mr. Vloeberghs regretted the inconveniences Liberian officials go through upon arrival in Brussels, saying that his company was totally unaware of this. He said he would inform the head of the airline about this so that better schedules can be arranged.
Mr. Vloeberghs disclosed plans by his company to connect to more African capitals, including Accra, Ouagadougou, Lome and Cotonou upon acquiring a new plane they have put in for. He said SN Brussels plans to connect to 18 African capitals.
He thanked the current Government for creating an ideal investment climate in the country, noting that SN Brussels enjoys its partnership with the Liberian Government.