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Aero Contractors apologises as APU issue, bad weather disrupt service

“Our flight took off from Abuja but could not land in Asaba, we had to do an air return to Abuja. Later the flight went back to Asaba”.

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Aero Contractors, Nigeria’s oldest aviation company has offered apologies to its customers who suffered disruption of services during the past week out of Asaba and Abuja routes.

The delay of flight out of Asaba was caused by the bad weather that we experienced on that day.

A statement by the airline reads:

“Our flight took off from Abuja but could not land in Asaba, we had to do an air return to Abuja. Later the flight went back to Asaba.

“However, due to sunset time limitation in Asaba, we had to combine the flights as the flight from Lagos was also delayed due to bad weather.

“The over booked passengers were offered rebate tickets on their next flight or total refund. One passenger was routed via our Benin-Abuja flight the next day while another one was accommodated”.

Aero Contractors, said, specifically, that the N2-128 flight service from Abuja to Lagos, one of its Aircraft that was meant to night stop out of base had an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) issue which Technical needed to fix by having the aircraft back in Lagos.

“Unfortunately the earlier operating aircraft had a bigger capacity, so there was an excess of booked passengers. DANA air was contacted for the re-protection of the passengers which the airline agreed to do, but some of the passengers refused, insisting on going with Aero.

This, Aero Contractors said, led to the delay but finally almost all the passengers were put on DANA while one passenger was refunded his money based on his preference.

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“We offer our unreserved apologies to our highly esteemed customers and assure them that we have taken adequate measures in our operations to ensure this does not repeat itself. We remain committed to the safety and comfort of our customers at all times”.

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