Dana Set to Commence Operation, Reopens Abuja Office
Following the restoration of its operating license earlier suspended by the Federal Government after the crash its plane on June 3 that killed everyone on board, Dana Air has opened it Abuja office at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, in preparation for the commencement of operation.
Staff of the company in the Abuja office and those located in other parts of the country are also said to have resumed duty, following a directive from the head office of the airline in Lagos, but it os not immediately clear as to when it will commence flight operations.
The Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, told newsmen that the suspension was lifted because government was satisfied with the safety measures put in place by the airline.
“After the unfortunate and tragic crash of June 3, the suspension of DANA Airline was yesterday lifted by the Federal Government.”
“Our action is informed by our satisfaction, after carrying out a technical audit of the operator that the airline is airworthy.”
“While we continue to share in the pain and loss of the families of those who lost their loved ones in the crash, we want to stress that we took this decision with all sense of responsibility,’’ she said.
Oduah noted that government was not under pressure to restore the airline’s operating licence, saying “we want to assure Nigerians and the travelling public that safety remains our priority”.
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