For those planning a last ditch effort to travel to the Republic of Liberia before the October 10 presidential and legislative elections, Sunday, October 8, 2017 is the last day to enter the country via air, as the nation’s only international airport, RIA, will be out of service all day Monday, October 9, 2017.
According to a press release, the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) is informing the traveling public and airport users that it is resuming the second and final phase of the rehabilitation of runway 04-22 at the Roberts International Airport (RIA), which involves the second layer of asphalt pavement and installation of new Aeronautical Ground Lighting (AGL) systems.
In view of this development and in consultation with the airlines, the runway will be closed to air traffic on Mondays and Thursdays beginning October 9.
All travelers and airport users planning flights and airport activities should contact the airlines for further information and scheduling. An updated flight schedule will accompany this announcement.
The release urged the general public to take note and plan accordingly.