Aero currently operates scheduled passenger services with the Bombardier Dash8 Q300 aircraft (a modern 50-seat pressurised turboprop aircraft) and the Boeing 737- 400 and 500 variants with 104 to 144 seat configurations respectively. The airline has recently enlarged its fleet with an additional Boeing 737 (fixed wing), three Eurocopter 365N2 Dauphins and one Augusta Westland AW 139 helicopter to the Rotary Wing fleet to bolster the capacity of its support for the Oil and Gas industry. This acquisition is part of the airline’s expansion programme to double the fleet and add new destinations. Aero’s foundation is built on delivering the highest standard of service to its customers.
Aero takes innovation as a core value, and has set the pace in the aviation business with its products which focus on convenience and consistency. Presently, the fastest growing domestic carrier in passenger traffic, Aero is determined to offer world class aviation services with affordable air fares, quality onboard services, good customer relations, value adding online products and operational competence.
Aero offers a wide range of domestic destinations. At the moment, Aero flies principally in Nigeria, and operates between Lagos and Accra twice daily. Aero operates over 50 flights a day to more than 10 destinations, including Lagos, Abuja, Calabar, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Warri, Benin, Uyo, Kano and Enugu with plans to open more routes particularly to West African destinations. Customers can save time and money on www.flyaero.com when booking online. Aero aims to empower more people to fly more often by offering the most reasonable fares for business, leisure and visiting. Aero has introduced some ground breaking products that underscores its innovation drive.
Some of these products include:
• Online check in
• SMS/Mobile booking and payment
• Book on Hold and pay through designated banks and ATM terminal
• Ticket payment via point of Sale (POS) system and external travel portals
• Online excess baggage
• Online ticket voucher
• Online travel insurance
• Web mobile book and pay for flights using mobile phones
• SMS booking and payment
With the dynamism of cutting edge technology, Aero promises to make air travel simple, convenient, affordable and fun! The airline offers the most robust distribution and payment system when ranked with other Nigerian airline service providers. Furthermore, Aero, has earned the Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) certificate from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
This approval authorises Aero to handle maintenance of all registered fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. In effect, Aero handles maintenance for other airlines too. The authorisation to undertake A-checks for all its B737 aircraft. Aero also has the capability to undertake A-C Checks on all their Dash 8s. It is the only airline in West and Central Africa with this capability.
The technical unit of Aero is well established and has stores equipped with spares to maintain all its aircrafts. Its competences include coupling wheels and tyres of its aircrafts, thus saving importation costs. Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited is without doubt a pioneer in this industry, as its initiatives have been emulated by other airlines in the Nigerian aviation sector.