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Aero Contractors 4 months after shutting down, airline may resume operations this week

It was gathered that the airline would resume flight on Wednesday, and would shuttle Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt for now.

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Aero Contractors Airlines is set to resume flights this week nearly four months after shutting down operations, The Cable reports.

The airline suspended operations indefinitely from September 1, 2016, due to biting economic crisis in the country.

The report said the airline has secured new  investors and may begin flying "most likely on Wednesday."

"If things work according to plan, the staff will be recalled and addressed on Monday, IT staff will resume on Tuesday and flight operations will commence on Wednesday," a source told the online news platform.

It was gathered that Aero will restart by flying only three routes: Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt.

It is however not clear if the airline got foreign investors to re-start operations.

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In September, while announcing the suspension of operations, Aero CEO, Fola Akinkuotu had said it was pursuing a "strategic business realignment" to reposition the airline and return it to the path of profitability.

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