Capt Rusel Leefon (3rd from left) speaking at the launch
Aero Contractors, one of the continent’s best airlines has launched its 13th route from the Accra, Ghana to Douala, Cameroon.
The route, Kotoka International Airport (KIA) – Douala International Airport and back to Accra with a brief stop in Lagos, Nigeria, was launched at a short ceremony at the Silver Lounge of the Accra Mall, Friday.
According to the management of the airline, the new route goes further to highlight its strategy to continue to provide the most reliable, convenient, fast and affordable way for their customers to fly.
The maiden flight for the new route was on May 7 and Aero will flight customers three times a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Flights will leave Accra 8am and passengers will reach their destination by 11am (12noon Douala time).
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.
Capt Rusel Leefon, Aero’s Accountable Manager told Myjoyonline.com in an interview after the launch that although Cameroon is not a busy route as Lagos or Accra “Cameroon will play apart in our expansion strategy.”
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.
The Douala route is starting at a promotional price of US$250 and Capt Rusel Leefon stressed that even after the promotion, the new fare “will probably double but we still think that even if it doubles, it’s going to be one of the most attractive airfares.”
Aero Contractors is embarking on a major expansion drive and hopes to take their services to some new markets including Libreville (Gabon), Monrovia (Liberia), and Freetown (Sierra Leone).