Aero resumes Lagos – Kaduna flights


LAGOS – Aero airline has commenced daily commercial flight operations on the Lagos – Kaduna route and promises to increase operations to twice daily with a promotional ticket fare of N13, 000 one way from August 29, 2013.

The flight which will be operated with the modern Q-400 aircraft will depart Lagos at 7am to arrive Kaduna at 08.25am and thereafter leave Kaduna at 08.55am to arrive Lagos at 10.20am.

The afternoon flight will depart Lagos at 3pm, to get into Kaduna at 4.25pm and leave Kaduna for Lagos at 5pm to arrive Lagos at 6.25pm.

AeroThe airline announced suspension of flight operation into Kaduna and Jos effective from October 1, 2010.

The service into these two cities was launched in November 2009, but Aero says services into the cities would be suspended due to the state of revenue performance on the routes. the airline affirmed that it did not receive incentives from locals nor reduction in fees; which made flying the routes un profitable.

The airline claimed that its decision to resume to one of the North Central cities, Kaduna was borne out of the importance attached to the ‘Liberal State’ now ‘Centre of Education’ and Kaduna city which once served as the capital of old Northern Region of Nigeria.

Speaking on how the resumption of flight to Kaduna to further intensify its operations in the Northern part of Nigeria, the Managing Director of Aero, Hugh Fraser said; “These are indeed exciting times for us at Aero as our customers who use the Kaduna airport will now have more regular and timely flights between Lagos and Kaduna.”

The addition of Kaduna on our network is an indication of our commitment to the growth of Nigerian aviation. Moreover, Kaduna is Nigeria’s largest textile-manufacturing centre and has other major industries as well.

“We are resuming the route with two flights daily and as traffic increases on the route, we also anticipate increasing our frequency. The airline will be taking delivery of more aircraft any time from now to beef up its operations.”

With the resumption on the Kaduna route the airline remains the only airline to serve twice daily flights to Kaduna with a competitive fare in the market that appeals to families, students, business communities and leisure travellers.

The airline is the first domestic carrier in Nigeria to introduce online booking and payment, SMS booking with mobile phone payments, online check in, and automated customer care centre thereby making travel easier and convenient for the customers. It is also the first to acquire the aircraft maintenance organization (AMO) certificate which allows it to maintain its aircrafts and for other airlines.

At present, Aero operates over 55 flights a day to more than 13 destinations, including Lagos, Abuja, Calabar, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Warri, Benin, Uyo, Kano, Enugu, Accra and Douala with plans to open more routes.

Speaking on how the resumption of flight to Kaduna will further intensify its operations in the Northern part of Nigeria, the Managing Director of Aero, Hugh Fraser said; “These are indeed exciting times for us at Aero as our customers who use the Kaduna airport will now have more regular and timely flights between Lagos and Kaduna.

“The addition of Kaduna on our network is an indication of our commitment to the growth of Nigerian aviation. Moreover, Kaduna is Nigeria’s largest textile-manufacturing centre and has other major industries as well.

“We are resuming the route with two flights daily and as traffic increases on the route, we also anticipate increasing our frequency. The airline will be taking delivery of more aircraft any time from now to beef up its operations.”

 


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