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Aero Contractors start Accra-Douala route

By Fred Yaw Sarpong
The management of Aero Contractors has launched its 13th route from Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to the Douala International Airport in Douala, Cameroon and back to Accra on same flight on the same day.
Launching the services, the Accountable Manager of Aero Contractors, Captain Russell Leefon said for over 54 years in airline operation, his outfit has improved on their service delivering to the continent.
He said it is their aim to give customers the most direct route to their destinations and also cement their grip on the West African market.
He indicated that their purpose is to connect other route to Accra and other destinations. He mentioned that they add some route like Monrovia, Free Twon, Conakry and Dakar. ‘Aero flight is reliable, comfortable and affordable as well,’ he added.
According to him this unprecedented initiated goes to further highlight the airline’s strategy to continue to provide the most reliable, convenient, fast way for their customers to fly.
He said that as the leading West African airline, they are delighted to be adding a new route nonstop service, boosting business and leisure travels between their two nations and increasing travel choices for Ghanaians with flights to Cameroon. ‘Not only is Aero bringing Douala to the doorstep of Ghanaians but also providing affordable fares to its esteemed customers,’ said Leefon.
He explained that building on its current position as one of the leading airlines in the West-African sub-region, flights will be available three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday through to Sunday for a bargaining price       
With a 54-year-old history and experience, Aero is West Africa’s oldest airline running domestic flights in Nigeria and also operating an impressive Accra-Lagos route.

Captain Leefon said Cameroon is not a busy route as Lagos or Accra but “Cameroon will play apart in our expansion strategy.”

The Douala route is starting at a promotional price of US$250 and price expected to double after the promotion, however the management of Aero has indicated their willingness to allow the US$250 fare to stay for a while after the promotion.


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