Nigeria’s oldest airline, Aero Contractors, says it has expanded its operations with the delivery of more aircraft to its fleet.
The Managing Director of the carrier, Capt. Ado Sanusi, confirmed the development to newsmen in Lagos on Wednesday.
Statistics released by the Consumer Protection Department of the NCAA shows that 14,633 flights were operated by eight airlines during the period under review, while 208 flights were cancelled for various reasons.
Ahmadu said the takeover of Arik Air and Aero Contractors by Asset Management Company of Nigeria was as a result of the airlines managements’ failure to effectively run their affairs.
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Olayinka Abioye, General Secretary, NUATE, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the unions in the aviation sector were impressed by the efforts of the Aero management to reposition the airline.
The information was contained in a report released by the Consumer Protection Unit of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority in Ikeja, Lagos State on Wednesday
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Capt. Ado Sanusi, made this known while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Lagos.
The Manager of the airline at the Abuja airport, Abdullahi Saroke, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria
The President of the Airline Operators of Nigeria, Captain Noggie Meggisson, said there was the need to create a more conducive environment for domestic airlines to thrive
NAN reports that the Aero Contractors flight NG316 was engulfed in smoke about 20 minutes after take off, causing panic among the passengers
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nigeria’s largest carrier, Arik Air, and Aero Contractors, which are the oldest indigenous airlines, have been taken over by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria over their huge debt profiles
Arik Air was taken over by the Federal Government on Thursday following its indebtedness, which has been put at over N30 billion
The airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Fola Akinkuotu, made the confirmation in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday
The document indicated that 13,097 flights were operated by eight domestic airlines during the period under review, while 253 flights were cancelled