Is Aero Contractors Truly Gone?


The news is pervading Nigeria’s media scene. Aero Contractors, one of the most oldest local airlines in Nigeria announced officially that it is closing shop.

The airline will no longer be in operations by 12.00am midnight.

While this is a bad news not just for the aviation sector in general, the uncountable number of jobs lost to the airline’s demise is a tragedy at this trying times.

Bad economy aside, Aero has been surviving on a life-support that could not take it further than now. However, the company statement is worrying and cosmetic, read below:

“The impact of the external environment has been very harsh on our operational performance, hence management decision to suspend scheduled services operations indefinitely effective September 1, 2016 pending when the external opportunities and a robust sustainable and viable plan is in place for Aero Contractors to recommence its scheduled services.

“The implication of the suspension of scheduled services operations extends to all staffs directly and indirectly involved in providing services as they are effectively to proceed on indefinite leave of absence during the period of non-services,” the statement stated.

It added that “We are aware of the impact this will have on our staff and our highly esteemed customers, hence we have initiated moves to ensure that we are able to return back to operations within the shortest possible time, offering reliable, safe and secure operations, which the airline is known for.”

The fact that AMCON took over the company and it still shut it down is a question for everyone to ask.

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