The Managing Director of Aero contractors, Capt Abdullahi Zubair Mahmood, has explained to workers why there have been delay in the payment of January, 2022 salary.

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According to online reports, Capt. Mahmood, who assured workers of the airline that their welfare remained paramount in his line of activity, said the Aero contractors like other airlines was passing through hard times as a result of the economic situation in the country, especially with scarce Foreign Exchange (FOREX) issue.

He said the airline had told the staff that January salary will be delayed due to the challenges they had with their aircraft during the festive period.

On delay in salary payment, the Aero boss said that the management informed workers that there will be delay in January salary payment as the airline had it tough during the festive period as they had issues with their machines that led to flight cancelations and the airline made refund to passengers

He, however, explained that over 70 percent of the workers have received their salaries and that it was ongoing and assured them of amicable resolution of all issues

According to him, the airline will bounce back soon as some of their aircraft were being worked on to commence operations.