…Dana to increase fleet under new agreement
By Sade Williams
An interline agreement has been reached between one of Nigeria’s leading airline, Dana Air and Asky airline, Africa’s regional power house, in Lagos yesterday.
Dana Air’s strategic route and fleet expansion program also received a major boost, with the signing of an aircraft partnership agreement with the airline to add some new generation aircraft to its fleet
Speaking during a brief signing ceremony at Dana Air’s Corporate Head office in Lagos, the Group Managing Director of Dana Air, Jacky Hathiramani said, ‘we have taken a bold step towards achieving our strategic route and fleet expansion program. With this partnership, we shall be adding some brand new aircraft to our fleet soon.’’
‘We have also had advanced talks with some other notable aircraft manufacturers and very soon, some of aircraft outside the country on maintenance will also be arriving. This is part of our desire to provide options for our guests who have also been requesting us to consider some under-served cities in Nigeria. We want to assure our guests of our commitment towards providing safe, reliable, affordable and world-class air transport services in Nigeria.’’
Also speaking at the signing ceremony, the CEO of Asky airlines, Mr Ahadu Simachew said, ‘Dana Air having survived the sundry issues in the aviation industry for ten years and still waxing stronger, appears to us as the most experienced and well-managed airline in Nigeria, with a very strong, passionate and creative management team. We are happy to have reached an agreement and we believe this is good for Nigeria and Africa.’’
Dana Airlines having flown over 2.7 million passengers in the last 9years of its operation is Nigeria’s first new world carrier, offering premium services at affordable rates. The airline with over 25 daily flights from Lagos to Abuja, Uyo, Port Harcourt, and Owerri is reputed for its innovative online product, ontime performance and world-class in-flight service