Aero takes delivery of more aircraft, increases flight


Nigeria ‘s oldest airline , Aero Contractors, says it has expanded its operations with the delivery of more aircraft to its fleet .

The CEO of the airline , Capt . Ado Sanusi, said the outfit had , therefore, increased flight frequencies to Abuja from Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Asaba, Port Harcourt and Kano from Lagos .

According to him , the airline will as from Sept . 17 increase its Abuja -Port Harcourt -Abuja , which is now a daily flight .

He said the airline will also increase flights from three times weekly to three daily flights on the Lagos – Abuja -Lagos and Lagos -Port Harcourt routes .

“The airline has also increased its Lagos -Kano flights , which at present is five times a week by adding another flight on Sundays.

“So from the above date it will be operating six times weekly to Kano from Lagos .

“Also from Sept . 15 , Aero will increase its flights from Lagos to Asaba which at present runs six times weekly to daily flights ,” Sanusi said in a statement on Saturday in Lagos .

He explained that the airline which operates Lagos – Asaba – Abuja -Lagos flights six times a week , has added another flight on Saturday for Lagos -Asaba -Lagos only .

“We now have two Boeing B737 -500 series , Boeing B737 -400 series ( which will be rolled off C-check next week) and Bombardier Dash 8 -300 series.

“Aero has added another aircraft in its rotary ( helicopters) , which is AW 139 Helicopter to Aero fleet . So it now has AW 139 and AS 365 which are fully operational.

“We have expanded our schedule because we have additional aircraft and we are also expecting more .

“When we deliver more aircraft , we increase our destinations . What we have done largely now is to increase our frequencies as we increased in capacity,” Sanusi said.

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