• You won’t be sacked – FG tells Aero workers

    You won’t be sacked – FG tells Aero workers

    The Federal Government has intervened in the crisis rocking Nigeria’s second largest commercial carrier, Aero Contractors Airlines, and has assured protesting workers of the firm that they will not be retrenched.

    Aero on Wednesday announced the suspension of its scheduled flight services and directed its workers to proceed on an indefinite leave with effect from September 1, 2016, a development that triggered protests by employees of the firm.

    In a bid to calm the angry workers, the Minister of State for Aviation, […]

  • Flight suspension: Aero, FirstNation still in business – NCAA

    Flight suspension: Aero, FirstNation still in business – NCAA

    Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that Aero Contractors and FirstNation merely suspended their operations temporarily to enable them undertake certain operational overhaul and strengthen their overall operational outlay.

    The apex aviation agency, therefore, dismissed sundry claims that some airlines are winding down their operations due to the economic situation in the country.

    Aero Contractors had on Monday, announced the suspension of their scheduled operations while First Nation Airlines had not been operational for a couple of days.

    According to a statement […]

  • Passengers stranded at Nigerian airports as Aero shuts down operation

    Passengers stranded at Nigerian airports as Aero shuts down operation

    An air of panic and confusion reigned amongst passengers at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal popularly called (MMA2), following the news of the suspension of scheduled flight operations by Aero Contractor Airlines effective Thursday September 1, 2016. Sadly, the airline rather than wait till the September 1 (Thursday) to halt it’s operation, had decided to cancel some of its scheduled flights out of the Lagos airport on Wednesday (the day of the announcement) thus forcing most […]

  • Aero Contractors Airline shuts down operations in Nigeria

    Aero Contractors Airline shuts down operations in Nigeria

    Nigeria’s second largest commercial carrier, Aero Contractors Airlines has announced that it is shutting down services beginning from Thursday (tomorrow) September 1, 2016, over Nigeria’s current economic situation.

    The airline management said this in a statement signed on Wednesday.

    Aero stated that the suspension was part of the strategic business realignment to reposition the airline and return it to profitability.

    It stated that this “business decision”, which is a result of the current economic situation in the country, had forced some other airlines […]

  • Arik, Aero, Dana suspend Lagos-Accra flights over Forex scarcity

    Arik, Aero, Dana suspend Lagos-Accra flights over Forex scarcity

    Nigerian Indigenous airlines, Arik Air, Aero Contractors and Dana Air, have suspended sched­uled commercial flight operations between Lagos and Accra, Ghana, owing to the exorbitant foreign exchange (forex) cost.

    It was learnt that the airlines said they found it uneconomical to contin­ue doing business on the route given that charges paid to Ghana’s airport and regulatory agencies by for­eign airlines flying into the country are done in foreign currencies.

    “Most of our passengers are Nigerians and they usu­ally buy return tickets and […]