Nigeria’s oldest carrier, Aero Contractors today resumed flights to Benin City, the Edo state capital.
Ado Sanusi, a captain and the airline’s managing director, said operating flights to Benin with a Boeing 737-500 was another boost to Aero’s operations.
The airline will operate into Benin City four times a week, the days being Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
He explained that for week days, the flight will depart Lagos to Benin City at 16:55 pm and out of Benin City to Lagos at 18:15pm, while on Sundays, it will depart Lagos to Benin City at 12:40 pm and out of Benin City to Lagos at 14:00pm.
Sanusi said, “We are pleased to announce that Aero will expand its route network to Benin City on Monday, September 16,2019, the home of the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’ Edo, Ewuare II to further increase the airline’s route. We are also resuming this operations to give people from the state opportunity to make Aero their preferred choice of the airlines operating into the city.
“Resuming operations on the Benin route will reinforce the strength and quality of our brand. We will continue to offer the most reliable, safe and secure operations, which the airline is renowned for.”
He said the airline, which is repositioning its scheduled and fixed wing operations, was poised to offer the best flight service to travellers to the ancient kingdom.
With this development, Aero becomes the third airline after Arik Air, Air Peace operating flights into Benin City
Although now operated by AMCON, Aero Contractors Airline is the first in Nigeria and West African aviation industry to operate a maintenance facility, which conducts C- Checks on both local and international airplanes.