Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Dana Air Set To Return

Barely Six months after it was grounded by the Federal Government of Nigeria  following the June 3rd plane crash at Iju area of  Lagos state, Dana Air will be back in the skies on Friday 4th January, 2013, the airline official said yesterday.

The initial flight will take off at about 9.45 a.m. from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, for Abuja, the Nigerian capital.

Dana Air Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Tony Usidamen, told reporters on Wednesday that VIPs, journalists, celebrities and political figures will be among the first set to travel with the airline.

The airline, which was adjudged the best in the country before the ill-fated plane crash, will have to rebuild confidence among weary Nigerian travellers.

Dana currently has five planes in its fleet and virtually all of them have undergone C-check in Turkey.
Already, the airline said, it has opened its online booking platform for the purchase of tickets.
Dana Air was re-awarded its Air Operators’ Certificate few weeks ago after a thorough recertification process that lasted for months.

In re-awarding Dana its licence, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, said the airline was safe for flights.
The June 3rd crash on the outskirts of Lagos killed close to 160 people, including people on the ground, whose homes were hit by the MD 83 Flight 992



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