Aero Contractors has been accused of leaving its passengers stranded at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport in Calabar on Sunday after their luggage was abandoned by the airline to reserve fuel.’
The passengers complained that the airline abandoned their luggage to reserve fuel as there was scarcity of fuel in Calabar.
According to an official of the airline, the airline needed to make a return trip from Calabar to Lagos, hence they had to leave passengers’ luggage to shed weight off the aircraft in order to reserve fuel for the trip
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.
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.
Efforts to reach the airline proved abortive, while FAAN didn’t respond to enquiry to acknowledge the situation and share plans for investigation.