Chinelo Obogo, Lagos
From today, January 20, Aero Contractors would extend its services to Abuja-Kano, Lagos-Asaba, Abuja-Asaba and Warri-Port Harcourt.
According to the Head of Commercial of the airline, Rogers Cookey, the routes will be operated as follows: Abuja-Kano, 11:10 am; Kano-Abuja, 12:20 pm; Lagos-Asaba, 8:30 am; Asaba-Lagos, 15:10 pm.
Others include Asaba-Abuja, 9:50 am; Abuja-Asaba, 13:50 pm; Warri-Port Harcourt (NAF Base) and Port Harcourt-Warri, 12:45 pm. Aero Contractors has been expanding its operations since last year and has recaptured a significant segment of the domestic market.
Cookey remarked that with the expansion of the new routes, the airline continues to play a dominant role in scheduled flight operations.
The airline, which has fixed-wing, rotary-wing and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility, has been recording success in all the divisions of its operations. Cookey said that the airline effectively maintains all its aircraft, conducting C and D-checks on its Boeing Classics and also engages in third-party maintenance.
It also conducts maintenance on its Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft and the same with its helicopters which, in addition to maintenance, assembles the equipment. In 2019, Aero Contractors maintenance division conducted major checks for Nigerian and foreign carriers from different parts of Africa.