Aero contractor passenger were yesterday, December 19th disembarked with ladder on a chattered flight to Bauchi by the Airport management.
A statement signed by SY & T, media consultant to the Aero Contractors explained that: “A special charter flight operated by Aero to Bauchi had problems with unserviceable equipment by the airport management in disembarking about 34 passengers from Abuja. Consequently against the airline’s wish and operation safety guideline, the passengers used a ladder to disembark”.
Aero said in the statement that at the time of boarding, the air stairs became functional and the passengers boarded successfully.
“Aero wishes to state that it took adequate and safety measures for this operation, including the airport’s ground staff crew to handle the air stairs equipment in Bauchi, unfortunately it became unserviceable at the point of disembarkation. Although the airline crew tried to calm down the passengers to wait while the equipment was being fixed, the passengers insisted on their own volition to disembark against all safety protocol of the airline”, the airline stated in the statement
Aero Contractors added that it is reviewing its safety measures with all charter operations to all airports to prevent such reoccurrence.
The airline said Aero will continue to take adequate measures to ensure that its operations remain safe and secure.