Monday, 25 March 2013
Passengers Demand N100M Compensation From Aero Contractors.
Forty passengers of Aero Contractors, whose flights were abruptly cancelled on March 13, have demanded N100 million as compensation for paid tickets.
The passengers, who expressed disappointment over what they termed as lackadaisical attitude of the aviation firm, also demanded a public apology.
In a letter of March 22, signed by the passengers’ solicitor, Miss Abigail Somoye, and addressed to the Managing Director, Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited, the passengers said the compensation was for the irreparable loss which they suffered.
Besides, the passengers also gave an ultimatum of 14 days for their demand to be met or the airline would face a lawsuit.
The passengers are Adidi John, Dr. E. Iwuoha, Dr. Gbadamosi, Dr. Iloh Jude, Michael Afolabi, Ibezito Ogbona, Emenike Ikewuonu, Wale Lawal, Justice Amos, Victor Oropo, Victor Ezemobi, Olatunde Popoola, Joy Ndukwu, Habila Ishiaka, Oyewale Raphael, Ibrahim Suleiman, Dr. Azuara Ifeanyi, Orhonor Abigail, Dr. Bayo Windapo and Mrs. I. Eze.
Others are Farouk Magaji, Coker Olufemi, Dr. Kayode Joe, Dare-Williams Oladimeji, Mr. Kingsley Chika, Dr. Moses Ani, Dr. Oladeji Femi, Dr. O. P. Ani, Mrs. Folakolade Temidayo, Mr. Tseghomi Oteri, I. Essien, Amani Brou, Mike Nnaji, Justice Ukpabi, Ayanda Muyideen, Eohoi Godwin, Bernard Favour, Atuluku Helen, Eke Chukwuemeka and Bamidele Ogunbiyi.
They were slated to board planes to Port Harcourt, Calabar and Abuja on March 13, but were shocked when they got to the airport and discovered there was a showdown between the management and staff of the airline which grounded its operations.
They claimed that neither were they notified of the cancellation of the flights nor did the firm make alternative arrangement to enable them get to their destinations that day which resulted in mental and physical torture, huge financial losses owing to missed business opportunities.....