Fly Salone, The first 100% Sierra Leonean citizens – owned international airline has shut down its service.
The airline which was launched earlier in December 2015 is owned by Jihad Saleh and Sam H. Sabrah, and is reportedly the first registered flight flying the Sierra Leone flag in recent years.
“To all the Fly Salone passengers who have flying arrangements. We regret to inform you that Fly Salone has ceased trading.”, the management said in a Press release today.
The Press release further reads: “All passengers will therefore be unable to fly with this airline as the Company will shortly be entering into Liquidation.
All passengers that have paid for their bookings using Visa/Mastercard debit or credit cards should seek a refund through their bank directly.
Alternatively if you have taken out a travel insurance policy, you may be able to claim via your travel insurer, citing scheduled airline failure.
All other passengers will be contacted in due course with full details regarding how to make a claim which will include a claim form to complete and submit
We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused to passengers.”
Sierraloaded reported last month that the European Union (EU) has banned no fewer than 108 airlines from 14 African countries, Sierra Leone inclusive from its airspace.
It is unclear whether Fly Salone was part of the banned airlines. However the European union cited safety concerns as the reason for the ban.