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Dana Air mulls big come back on fresh investment, new fleet

L-R: Jacky Hathiramani Dana Air CEO; Festus Keyamo, Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Management and Hassan Grema, during Dana Air’s meeting with the minister in Abuja this week.

As CEO meets Aviation minister

The CEO of Dana Air, Jacky Hathiramani today announced a significant step forward in the airline’s journey towards a vibrant resurgence and subsequent return to Nigeria’s airspace of the aviation sector during a meeting with the minister of aviation and aerospace management, Festus Keyamo in Abuja.

Recall that Dana Air was grounded this year April by the ministry of aviation and aerospace management. The suspension of the airline, it was learnt came on the heels of runway excursion of one the airline’s MD 82 aircraft with 83 passengers and six crew members which veered off the runway into grassy areas of the Lagos Airport Runway.

The minister of aviation and aerospace development, Festus Keyamo in a letter to NCAA directed the regulator to immediately suspend the operations of the airline because of recent incidents involving DANA Air, which he said have raised serious concerns regarding both the safety and financial viability of their operations.

According to Hathiramani, Dana Air has made significant progress in its commitment to revitalize its operations and the board of the airline is currently in talks with a new investor who is also very eager to infuse fresh ideas, a different fleet of state-of the-art aircraft type and possibly new hires signaling a promising future for the airline and the industry as a whole.

He stated in line with its vision for growth, innovation and excellence, Dana Air is eagerly anticipating the arrival of brand new aircraft, which will not only enhance its operational efficiency but also elevate the overall passenger experience.

These modern fleet of aircraft are set to redefine air travel standards, passengers comfort and safety and reinforce Dana Air’s position as a preferred choice for travelers across Nigeria.

“We are thrilled about the exciting developments on the horizon for us at Dana Air and With the support and commitment of our new investor who is likely to have a major stake, we are poised for a remarkable comeback that will exceed expectations and set new benchmarks in the aviation industry.”

Dana Air is one of Nigeria’s leading airlines, committed to providing safe, reliable, and customer-centric air transportation services. With a focus on innovation, efficiency, and excellence, lt strives to exceed passenger expectations while contributing to the growth and development of Nigeria’s aviation industry.

The CEO expressed sincere apologies to the airline’s loyal customers and valued partners for the temporary absence from the market and any inconveniences that may have been experienced. He However, he reassured them of Dana Air’s unwavering commitment to delivering safe, reliable, and customer-centric services upon return soon”.


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