Wednesday 2 January 2013

Dana Air to resume operations.

Aviation Nigeria

Six months after its McDonnel Douglass 83 crashed into Iju /Ishaga area of Lagos State, indications emerged yesterday that DANA Air will commence scheduled flight on the Lagos – Abuja flight with its re- certified aircraft on Nigeria’s busiest trunk route.

DANA’s re- entry into scheduled operations comes after many months of scaling hurdles set by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), which set a new rules of engagement before the carrier could commence operations.

Part of the rules is the expressed desire and willingness of DANA Air to pay the outstanding seventy per cent insurance claims to families of victims of the crash,which will amount to seventy thousand dollars.

DANA Air said last year that save for delay in collection of letters of administration, from the probate registry of the Lagos High Court, it would have paid many families that are set to receive the outstanding payment.

A source in the industry said yesterday that officials of DANA Air were busy having series of meetings preparatory for the commencement of flight.

The source hinted that the carrier called its personnel who were still observing the end of year holidays to report for work preparatory for flights, which is likely to alter the operational equation in the domestic scene of the aviation sector.

SOURCE: The Nation


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