Posted by Sade Williams
Nigeria’s oldest airline, Aero contractors said it will suspend flight operations beginning midnight March 26, 2020 due to the effect of the coronavirus pandemic.
A statement released by the management of the airline on Tuesday said the action is also in line with the decision of Lagos State government to prohibited any gathering that is more than 20 persons.
While appealing to the understanding of its customers, the airline said it has taken care of future schedules.
“In cognizance of the commendable efforts of the Federal Government to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, we at Aero Contractors have decided to suspend flight services in support of initiatives / precaution to ensure that there is no community infection in the country. This is also in line with the decision of the Lagos State Government, which has prohibited any gathering that is more than 20 persons.
“Coronavirus, known as COVID-19 is a global threat to our humanity and considering its devastating effect on many countries where it has led to death of thousands of people, we have decided to make this onerous sacrifice by suspending our flight operations for two weeks, effective Midnight 26 March, 2020. After the two week duration, we will review the progress made and take a decision on resumption of operations. We therefore crave the understanding of our esteemed customers to recognize our decision as a responsible corporate citizen and our support for full Government effort to protect our citizens.
“We have also taken care of all the future schedule of our customers and will ensure that those who have booked flights with us will be taken to their destinations in our usual safe and efficient service”, it said.