Dana Airlifts 2.7m Passengers in Nine Years


Chinedu Eze

Dana Air has said it airlifted about 2.7 million passengers in the past nine years since it started scheduled commercial service in Nigeria.

The airline which started operation on November 10, 2008 is celebrating its nine years of operation, adding it has consistently rendered good service to its customers.

“Since commencing flight operations on November 10, 2008, we are proud to have come this far, creating an exemplary model and setting the standards for a sustainable and efficient airline operation in Nigeria.

“We are also proud to have flown over 2.7 million passengers in the last nine years of our operation and the fact that our on-time performance, world-class in-flight service and customer-centric innovations are still unrivaled. This is testament to our obvious passion to keep flying high and offering the best of air transport in the industry,” spokesman of the airline, Kingsley Ezenwa.

The airline said it has a commitment to create job for Nigerians while still encouraging professionalism and growth in the country’s aviation industry, has led to “our recruitment and constant training of Nigerian pilots. We are proud of our contribution to the industry and we thank the regulators for being supportive of our efforts in this regard.”

It also said it has has improved its safety standards and gone a notch higher with its membership of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and in terms of customer satisfaction, it has raised the bar of its customer service with its newly introduced unit– The Special Service Unit, made up of highly trained staffs to attend to urgent needs of the airline’s guests on ground Lagos, Abuja and Uyo airports.

“And for our digital guests who love to avoid the queues, our self check-in kioks at MMA2, the first of its kind at the terminal is serving their purpose. We are also taking our guests the ‘cashless way’ with our ‘pay with Dana Miles’ initiative and we have created multiple channels for our guests to be able to reach and interact with us daily,” Ezenwa said.

The airline noted that in January this year, after a rigorous audit; Dana Air was selected for an airline partnership with the Imo state government to provide jobs for the people of the state boost commercial activities and diversify the economy of the state.

“Only our commitment towards maintaining our operational efficiency could have given us the edge for such partnership and we have commenced strategic plans to cover even more eastern routes, while strengthening and providing options in our expansion drive to other parts of the country. This is also part of the desire of the Imo State Government, to open the Eastern part of Nigeria; to further business opportunities, connectivity and maintain its position as the commercial hub of Nigeria,” Ezenwa added.