Posted by Sade Williams
Following the recent press statement issued by the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) to shut down operations on Monday, Dana Air has said it will not join the action.
The airline said it has become necessary for it to take a stand in the overall interest of its guests, corporate partners, staff and the industry at large.
Dana Air said while it agrees with the Airline Operators of Nigeria on all the challenges facing domestic airlines in Nigeria and have on many occasions actively participated in the collective and ongoing engagement of relevant authorities on the urgent need to tackle the many issues domestic airlines have been grappling with which includes the skyrocketing cost of Jet A1, ‘we have taken a decision not to join the suspension of flights on May 9, 2022.’
“We acknowledge that the present cost of jet A1 is unsustainable and should not be passed to the flying public, we therefore call on the government to act urgently to resolve these unending operational challenges while Dana Air will continue to support every effort by the AON to achieve a quick and peaceful resolution in the interest of our dear country Nigeria.
“We appreciate and thank our customers once again for choosing to fly with us”, the airline said.