Let’s take a look at one of the oldest airlines in Nigeria; Aero Contractors. Let’s examine their flights schedule, travel destinations and let us dissect their ticket prices, promos and how we can book for their flight ticket online.
Aero contractors is one of the oldest airlines in Nigeria, It started operation in the year 1959. It has its headquarters at the Muritala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos.
Aero contractors operate two wings; the fixed wing and the rotary wing. The fixed wing is for scheduled passenger services while the rotary wing for the country’s oil and gas helicopter services.
Since inception, Aero has been providing reliable and convenient air transport services to many organisations to help in achieving their business vision. Aero has become the No. 1 air transport provider to the major oil companies in Nigeria and West Africa.
Most of Aero’s oil servicing business are done in the rotary section of the company based in Port Harcourt.
Presently Aero contractors has over 17 aircraft in its fleet and travel to about 13 destinations. The ACN fleet includes 16 helicopters. Their major flight route include Abuja, Lagos, Sokoto, Owerri, Kano Calabar, Enugu and Warri among others.
Who Is The Owner of Aero Contractors?
Nigerians generally like to know the brain and face behind any successful venture, therefore it is not a surprise that one of the most commonly asked about Aero Contractors Airline is “who owns Aero Contractors?”
Aero Contractors was founded in 1959 by Schreiner Airways B.V of the Netherlands. It became a company with initially 40% Nigerian holding in 1973 and subsequently 60% in 1976 by the Ibru family.
Canadian Helicopter Corporation(CHC) bought Schreiner Airways in January 2004 and they thereby acquired 40% holding of Aero contractors while 60% majority share remained within the Ibru family group.
The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), an arm of the Federal Government of Nigeria took over 60% of Aero, and in August 2013 it was reported that AMCON had taken over the management of the carrier. They named Hugh Fraser as the new CEO but the Ibru family are presently the owner.
Aero Contractors Travel Destinations
Aero Contractors is one of the oldest airline in the country therefore they have mastered some flight routes over the years and can be described as the “king” of those routes.
Presently Aero Contractors airline runs passenger flights to about 14 different destinations within the country. Below is a list of the present travel destinations of Aero Contractors.
Port Harcourt (Omagwa Int’l Airport)
Port Harcourt (NAF Base)
Aero Contractors Ticket Prices
We can assure you that Aero Contractors airlines offers one of the cheapest flight ticket price in Nigeria.
Aero Contractors has been around for so long therefore a lot of people trust their longevity and stability. They have become a force to reckon with in the country’s aviation industry and lot of stakeholders usually use them as reference point to define long term success.
Although you can find the specific price for any flight route or destination by visiting the official website Aero Contractors and selecting your desired route, I will be listing the ticket prices for just some of the most popular travel route of Aero Contractors below..
Like other popular airlines in the country, Aero Contractors also offers one way trip, return tickets and even direct and stop -over flights and their ticket prices vary accordingly. Peak periods flight tickets and flight tickets before a major holiday are generally more expensive than off-peak periods flight tickets.
Aero Contractors flight ticket price starts from N20,000 for domestic flights making them one of the cheapest in the country.
Aero Contractors Popular Flight Routes and Ticket Prices
|Flight Route||Ticket Price|
|Lagos - Abuja||N20,001|
|Lagos - Port Harcourt||N20,001|
|Abuja - Port Harcourt||N20,999|
|Abuja - Warri||N24,333|
|Lagos - Warri||N36,283|
|Lagos - Kano||N22,499|
|Abuja - Sokoto||N24,333|
|Uyo - Lagos||N19,001|
|Lagos - Yola||N26,749|
The prices stated in the table above is the cheapest price for the flight route in the nextone week. it is likely your ticket price is higher than that if you are purchasing a ticket for today or days earlier than 1 week’s time.
If you will like to know the secret of getting cheap flight ticket, I mean as cheap as up to 60% off the normal price, then you need to see our post “How to Get Cheap Flight Ticket” where I bare it all.
Aero Contractors Address and Contact Information
: 25 Sobo Arobiodu Street GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
Monday to Friday: 8am – 5pm. (excluding public holidays)
Aero Contractors Fleet
Some of the most common questions I have seen people asked about Aero contractors centered around the size of their fleet. Questions like how many aircraft do Aero Contractors has? How many aircraft does Aero airlines has available for passenger travel? and what is the size of Aero Contractors fleet? are encountered on a daily basis.
Contrary to popular opinion that due to the age of Aero Contractors they would have the highest number of aircraft in their fleet, this is not the case as Aero Contractors has only 17 aircraft in its fleet although it run flights to over 15 destinations.
Aero Contractors Online Booking
You can easily book for your Aero Contractors flight tickets online as the airline has made online ticket booking very easy you can even get up to 20% discount in some cases by booking online not to talk of lot of promo deals you will get access.
How To Book For Aero Contractor Flight Ticket Online
I will outlined below the step by step guide of how you can book for your Aero Contractor flight tickets online
- The first step is to visit Aero Contractor airline official website http://www.flyaero.com/
- Select whether it is one-way trip or a return ticket
- Select your location (where you are traveling from) and your destination (where you are traveling to)
- Select the departure date and the number of tickets and click on “Search Flight”
- Fill in your details and continue to make payment
That’s it, you are now done with purchasing your ticket online.
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