British Airways has agreed to re-evaluate its decision to stop its flight to Sierra Leone following a plea made by the Hollywood based actor, Idriss Elba.
The Hollywood star made the disclosure via a tweet on Friday, following discussions he had with top officials of the British owned airline, including its CEO.
“British Airways CEO invited my office and I to have a frank conversation in the spirit of optimism. It was very constructive. They have decided to re-evaluate the viability of the route and the regions,” Elba tweeted Friday afternoon.
British Airways announced the suspension of its flights to Sierra Leone and neighboring Liberian in 2014, about two years after it launched its Freetown route. The airline back then cited concerns about the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic.
Elba sparked the discussion earlier this week with a single tweet in which he posted an image of a popular beach in Freetown on Monday, in which he invited the airline to reconsider resuming flight to the country.
The tweet showed the iconic Number 2 Beach, which is located in the Western Area Peninsular, outside the capital city.