According to Capt. Fola Akinkuotu the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, confirmed that Aero contractors airline will resume operation 21 December 2016 after a near 122days self-imposed suspension, he made this known in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday.
According to Capt Akinkuotu, the suspension of flight is based on a strategic business realignment to re-structure the airlines and bounce back to part of profitability.
Akinkuotu made it known that the airline was only re-launching schedule services to major cities using it’s Boeing 737-400/500 and the Dash8-Q400in Nigeria:
‘’more routes would be re-opened as more aircraft returned to service’’
“We are delighted to inform our esteemed customers that our schedule operation is back.
“Full flights will commence on Thursday, December 22, 2016, with consistent passenger demand despite the suspension of schedule services.
“This patronage reinforces the strength of our brand and the quality of our service.”
He also said the airline was fully aware of the impact the 122days suspension had on its staff and its highly esteemed customers.
“Hence our move to return to operations is to continue to offer the most reliable, safe and secure operations, which the airline is renowned for.
“We urge our passengers with existing tickets prior to the suspension to contact our Ticket Desks/Call Centre to re-book their tickets free of charge.
“However, those who prefer a refund may send in their refund requests from the Jan. 9, 2017.”
Aero is Nigeria’s oldest private aviation company with 57 years flying experience.