The primary airport for international flights to Liberia is at Monrovia (MLW). There are a number of airports in Liberia. However, not all Liberia airports have regularly scheduled flights. We do not list the smallest Liberia airports, since there is no way to provide you flights from those airports. AirGorilla offers flights, hotels, and rental car reservations for Liberia.
Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Cote d'Ivoire. Liberia, which means "Land of the Free," was founded as an independent nation for free-born and formerly enslaved African Americans. Recently it has witnessed two civil wars, the First Liberian Civil War (1989–1996), and the Second Liberian Civil War (1999–2003), that have displaced hundreds of thousands and destroyed its economy.
The American Colonization Society established Liberia as a place to send freed African-Americans . African-Americans gradually immigrated to the colony and became known as Americo-Liberians, where many present day Liberians trace their ancestry.
Slightly larger than the U.S. state of Virginia, Liberia is situated in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean. The landscape is characterized by mostly flat to rolling coastal plains, which rise to rolling plateau and low mountains in the northeast. The climate is hot and humid with a lot of rainfall. Winters are dry with hot days and cool to cold nights. Summers are wet and cloudy with frequent heavy showers.
Historically, the Liberian economy depended heavily on iron ore and rubber exports, foreign direct investment, as well as the export of other of its natural resources, such as timber. Foreign trade was primarily conducted for the benefit of the Americo-Liberian elite, with trade between foreigners and indigenous Liberians severely restricted throughout most of its history by the 1864 Ports of Entry Act.
Liberia suffers with poor economic performance due to a fragile security situation, the devastation wrought by its long war, its lack of infrastructure, and necessary human capital to help the country recover from the scourges of conflict and corruption. ()