Dana Air set to commence commercial flight operations.
Dana Air will resume flight operations on Friday, January 4, an official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, James Shallangwa, said on Thursday.
Mr. Shallangwa, Head of Commercial at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, made this known in an interview in Abuja.
He said that the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, had issued a resumption letter to the airline to recommence operation after its plane crashed in Lagos on June 3, 2012.
Mr. Shallangwa said that the first flight would take off from Abuja, saying that there is nothing wrong in the airline re-emerging after an accident that claimed lives and property.
The Head, Corporate Communications, Dana, Tony Usidamen, confirmed the development and said the resumption came after necessary approval was received from the Federal Government.
The Dana Station Manager at the Abuja airport, Kayode Adeniran, also confirmed that Dana Air will resume operations on Thursday.
He said that the airline would resume its inaugural flight at 9:45a.m. on Thursday.
It will be recalled that Dana aircraft crashed in Lagos on June 3, 2012, killing all 153 passengers and crew.
The Federal Government through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, revoked the company’s operation license pending proper investigations into the cause of the crash.
On September 2012, the Federal Government reinstated the Airline’s license and allowed it to resume without any flight operations. In December 2012, NCAA issued a new Air Operators Certificate to Dana Air after it completed the necessary recertification processes.