- Passengers were abandoned by Aero Contractors without giving valid reason for its decision
- The airline's flight left before schedule, leaving passengers stranded at its stand on Sunday
- Aero Contractors said it sent messages and emails to the passengers, but one of those stranded said they didn't receive anything of such
Aero Contractors has been accused of leaving Nigerians stranded at the airport after passengers arrived to board their evening flight. The company blamed the passengers for their decision.
Several passengers got to the domestic airline's stand on Sunday, only to realise that Aero had abandoned them, this was according to one of the stranded passengers, Ayo-Bankole Akintujoye, founder of Lagos SME Bootcamp.
It was gathered that Aero Contractors faulted the passengers for not being updated on its schedule, as the company had sent messages and emails to the flight ticket holders to notify them.
Akintujoye said no notification was received from the airline as stated, and upon request to show proof that such message or email was sent, none was provided by Aero Contractors.
During enquiry as to why they were left behind, the staff were rude and dishonest, Akintujoye said:
"There is too much fraud in Nigeria, it’s surreal. I just missed a @flyaero 6:20 flight, because they changed the flight time & claimed they sent msgs & email. They didn’t shown any proof of both, & instead of apologizing & providing alternative, the staff are being rude & dishonest."
He added that:
"We’ve asked for proof of notice, cos we didn’t get any, they’ve refused to provide. A few other people also missed the flight, a clear case of liability on the part of @flyaero. But here we are, I can’t sue them bcos the courts are messed up, nor report bcos FAAN is a bigger scam."
Legit.ng contacted Aero for comment, but effort proved abortive, while FAAN didn't respond to enquiry to acknowledge the situation and share plans for investigation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Elon Musk plans to establish his company, Starlink, in Nigeria. The billionaire sent his team to meet with the Nigerian Communications Commission.
The delegates were from SpaceX, a aerospace manufacturer. The company that will be established in Nigeria will compete against telecommunications companies in Nigeria.
MTN Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria, Globacom and 9mobile operations will be threatened by Starlink, which will provide broadband services to Nigerians. It is expected to crash data price and network quality.