Aero, Nigeria’s leading regional airline, has announced that effective May 27, 2013, the airline will commence thrice weekly flight operations between Accra and Douala.
The flight, which will be operated with a Boeing 737, will depart Accra for Douala at 8:00 via Lagos; while the Douala to Accra flight departs Douala at 13:00 to Accra through Lagos.
Announcing these services, Obaro Ibru, Aero’s Acting Managing Director said: “We are making travel more convenient and reliable for our customers. It is a proud moment to welcome Douala into the family, a destination which we are confident will serve our customers well. It will give them more choices and flexibility in planning their business and leisure trips.”
Douala is the largest city in Cameroon and the capital of Cameroon’s littoral region; home to Cameroon’s largest port and its major international airport, Douala International Airport.
It is the commercial capital of the country and handles most of the country’s major exports, such as oil, cocoa and coffee, timber, metals and fruits.
“The launch of the route is part of our strategy of focusing on operations in Africa which is a key growth area for the airline and also in line with the airline’s regional expansion programme,” Ibru said.
Aero has grown to be one of the most reliable and reputable carriers in Africa, operating over 50 flights a day and covering more than 10 domestic and regional destinations.