Like Ibom Air, Dana Airline Pulls Out Of AON Monday Flight Suspension
Fred Omotara, Lagos
Just like Ibom Airline, Dana Airline has announced on Sunday that it won’t take part in the plan by Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) to suspend flight operations from Monday 9th, 2022.
In a statement signed on Sunday by Dana Airline’s Communications and Marketing Manager, Kingsley Ezenwa, the airline affirmed it’s support for all the agitations of the AON, but stressed that it won’t take part in the planned suspension of flight operations tomorrow (Monday).
According to the Dana Airline statement, “Following the recent press statement issued by the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), it has become necessary for us to take a stand in the overall interest of our guests, corporate partners, staff and the industry at large.
“While Dana Air agrees with the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) on all the challenges facing domestic airlines in Nigeria and have on many occasions actively participated in the collective and ongoing engagement of relevant authorities on the urgent need to tackle the many issues domestic airlines have been grappling with which includes the skyrocketing cost of Jet A1, we have taken a decision not to join the suspension of flights on May 9, 2022.
“We acknowledge that the present cost of jet A1 is unsustainable and should not be passed to the flying public, we therefore call on the government to act urgently to resolve these unending operational challenges while Dana Air will continue to support every effort by the AON to achieve a quick and peaceful resolution in the interest of our dear country Nigeria.
“We appreciate and thank our customers once again for choosing to fly with us.”
Recall that Ibom Airline was the first.sirline to pull out of the planned flight suspension of the AON days after it was announced