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Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited, also known as Aero Contractors is a Nigerian airline that operates flights out of its hub base, Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria. The airline was founded in 1959 and was owned by Schreiner Airways B.V. In September 2016, Aero Contractors announced that it would suspend all scheduled operations due to the Nigerian economic crisis. However, since December 2016 the airline has slowly returned to its full operations.

The airline currently operates up to 7,000 regularly scheduled flights within Nigeria. The airline previously operated services to Accra in Ghana but have suspended this because of the global pandemic and as of May 2022 these international flights have yet to be restored.

Overall, the airline has a fleet of 7 aircraft ranging from all Boeing 737 and De Havilland Dash 8 that can in total carry 618 passengers at one time. In October 2021 the airline received delivery of their 2 new Airbus A320 aircraft, which are yet to enter into service.

Baggage Policy

All baggage must be weighed including carry-ons, laptop bags, purses and other items.

Carry-on Baggage

Aero Contractors allows its passengers to take one piece of hand luggage that doesn't exceed more than 6kg and 45cm x 33cm x 20cm baggage dimensions.

Checked Baggage

Aero Contractors passengers are allowed to take 30kg in Business class and 20kg in Economy class. Any baggage that exceeds the checked baggage allowance will be charged at a fee per kg.

Cabin Classes

The airline has two classes, the standard Economy class and Business class.

Economy Class

The airline's economy class offers passengers amenities such as the one free checked piece of baggage, meals, drinks and the option of choosing your seat.

Economy Class Seats

Seats are positioned in a 2 x 2 formation depending on the aircraft, ensuring that each passenger will sit by either a window, aisle or both.

Business Class

The airline allows its passengers to stay in comfort in the business class and offers you an enjoyable and relaxing time whilst flying to your destination.

Business Class Seats

Business class seats allow you to sit in comfort with comfy leather seats depending on the aircraft and a lot of free legroom to stretch your legs.

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

Aero Contractors provides in-flight entertainment to keep you entertained throughout your flight. The airline gives you a range of movies, music, TV shows to watch and listen to and more entertainment options that will allow you to travel without becoming bored.


Aero Contractors currently has not opted for wifi to be installed on any of their aircraft. However, they do offer some forms of entertainment on board to keep you occupied instead.

Food & Drink

The airline does offer complimentary food and drink during their flights. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic Aero Contractors has decided to suspend this service and only provide free bottles of water if requested during the flight.


Aero Contractors allows passengers to check in online prior to their flight, but you can also check in at the airport.

Online Check-in

Online check-in is available on all the airline's that offer domestic routes.

Airport Check-in

When passengers arrive at the terminal of the airport, they will hand in their boarding pass and a valid passport for all international flights and also some countries will require a valid entry visa. It would take some time for you to get checked in, therefore the airline emphasis that passengers arrive 2 hours before their scheduled departure time and closes 40 minutes before. The airline crew from their will be ready to help in the check-in and boarding process.

Frequent Flyer Programme

The airline doesn't currently have a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

The airline isn't part of any airline alliance. However, has a technical partnership with CHC Helicopter.

Special Assistance

Aero Contractors offers a number of special services for its passengers. If you require any special assistance please contact us at least 24 hours prior to the flight departure time.

Unaccompanied Minors

Aero Contractors will take responsibility for unaccompanied minors between airports where the child embarks and disembarks. Please note that children must be accompanied as far as the airport and the parent/guardian escorting the unaccompanied minor must stay at the airport until the aircraft takes off.

Wheelchair Assistance

Aero Contractors is more than willing to help anyone who may require special assistance. If you or a member of your party require special assistance please contact the airline at least 24 hours before your flight departure time.

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Destinations that Aero Contractors flies to

As of 2022, the airline has scheduled flights to destinations within Nigeria as well as one in Ghana. These destinations include Abuja, Accra, Asaba, Benin City, Calabar, Kaduna, Kano, Enugu, Lagos, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Uyo and Sokoto. If you're looking to fly within Nigeria, our guide to domestic flights within Nigeria offers lots of helpful information.

Alternatives to Aero Contractors

The following airlines also operate domestic flights within Nigeria.

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Hub Airport

Murtala Muhammad Airport (LOS)

Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) is an international public airport in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria. The airport serves over 5 million passengers each year. The airport is located 12 km northwest of Lagos.

The airport is a hub for Aero Contractors, Arik AirAzman AirMed-View AirlineAir Peace, Air Peace HopperDana Air and Ibom Air. 30 airlines fly to and from Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) including EmiratesAir FranceDeltaEgyptAirEtihad AirwaysKLMLufthansaQatar AirwaysTurkish Airline and Virgin Atlantic.


The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 737-400 (144 passengers per aircraft), Boeing 737-500 (116 passengers per aircraft), De Havilland Dash 8-Q200 (36 passengers per aircraft), De Havilland Dash 8-Q300 (50 passengers per aircraft), De Havilland Dash 8-Q400 (78 passengers per aircraft), and Airbus A320-200.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I make an Aero Contractor flight booking?

Alternative Airlines is here to help you book any flight that you want, including with Aero Contractors. We ticket all major carriers as well as many smaller ones that cannot be easily booked elsewhere online, including with Aero Contractors. Simply use the search form at the top of the page to begin.

What airlines fly within Nigeria?

If you're looking to book a domestic flight within Nigeria, we can help. Aero Contractors is just one airline to fly within Nigeria. Other airlines include Arik AirAir Peace and Overland Airways, as well as many smaller airlines. You can book flights with any of these airlines with Alternative Airlines.

How do I make an online booking?

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Where do Aero Contractors fly to?

Aero Contractors flies directly to over 10 domestic destinations including Abuja, Sokoto, Lagos, Calabar, Port Harcourt and more.

Are you looking for flights from Abuja to Sokoto? Well, we've got you covered! At Alternative Airlines we offer flights from your destination of choice to anywhere in the world! Simply head to the top of the page and begin your search using the search form.

Who owns Aero Contractors?

In August 2013, it was reported that the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), a Federal Government of Nigeria subsidiary, had acquired a 60% stake in Aero, leading to AMCON assuming control of the carrier's management. Following this development, Hugh Fraser was appointed as the new CEO.

Where do Aero Contractors fly to?

Aero Contractors is a Nigerian airline based at Murtala Muhammed International Airport that operates flights within Nigeria including Abuja, Asaba, Benin City, Kano, Lagos, Uyo, Sokoto and many more.