“LONE STAR AIRLINE PROJECT IS ALIVE”

Says Minister Turkolon As Stewardesses Leave for Training

Assistant Information Minister Princess Turkolon has said that plans for a fully functional Lonestar Airline operating in the country is still alive. She said works are ongoing to ensure the new airline project begins towards the end of the year.

Minister Turkolon spoke when the overseers of the project began the process of training air stewards and stewardesses.

The first set of trainees willl comprise twenty-three young men and women – three of whom have already departed the country for Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Another training location is Toulouse, France

The airline project was launched by President George M. Weah in October 2020 to revamp the Liberian Airways, which was once a national pride that transported passengers from Monrovia to several West African cities. It ceased its operations more than 30 years ago.

During the launch of Lonestar Air, the Liberian leader expressed how happy he was when he was informed that “investors had formed partnership with Liberian entrepreneurs and have applied to the aviation authority for permission to jointly develop a new airline for Liberia”. The public private partnership has got the full backing of President who seeks to ensure Liberia regains ownership of its own airline.

Those selected to be trained were picked following a meticulous process, according to Minister Turkolon. She said the group consists of a unique combination of graduates of local airline schools and beauty queens.

Those who have departed the country so far are Sandra Sando Sombai, Lelai Bendu Yekelorde and Tina Finda Nyunkor.

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