Thursday, 3 January 2013
Dana Air to Resume Operations on Friday
Dana Air will resume commercial operations on Friday, 4 January 2012. The airline, operating a fleet of five MD83s, announced it plans relaunch its Abuja-Lagos service.
According to information gathered, the airline would have resumed flight operations two weeks ago but had to postpone it due to its inability to get approval from the Ministry of Aviation despite receiving the go-ahead from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
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.
Already, the airline said, it has opened its online booking platform for the purchase of tickets.
The Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah on Monday, gave approval for Dana Air to resume flight operations.
A letter personally signed by the Minister and addressed to the Director-General, NCAA, Dr Harold Demuren, on 31st December, 2012 with reference number FMA/ATMD/502/S.835/11/56 and entitled Re: Release of Dana Airline to return to flight operations, gave approval for the airline to return to flight operations.
Oduah, in the letter stated that the airline should complete payment of all insurance obligations and claims within two months to the dependents of the victims of last year's crash.
She also ordered the airline to abide by the safety regulations of NCAA.
Source: Citizen's Platform