An interline agreement has been reached between Dana Air and Asky airline, Africa’s regional power house, in Lagos. In the same vein, Dana Air’s strategic route and fleet expansion programme also received a major boost, with the signing of an aircraft partnership agreement with the airline to add some new generation aircraft to its fleet.
Group Managing Director of Dana Air, Jacky Hathiramani who spoke during a brief signing ceremony at Dana Air’s Corporate Head office in Lagos, the said, “we have taken a bold step towards achieving our strategic route and fleet expansion programme. With this partnership, we shall be adding some brand new aircraft to our fleet soon. We have also had advanced talks with some other notable aircraft manufacturers and very soon, some of aircraft outside the country on maintenance will also be arriving. This is part of our desire to provide options for our guests who have also been requesting us to consider some under-served cities in Nigeria. We want to assure our guests of our commitment towards providing safe, reliable, affordable and world-class air transport services in Nigeria.’’
The CEO of Asky airlines, Mr Ahadu Simachew on his own side said, “Dana Air having survived the sundry issues in the aviation industry for ten years and still waxing stronger, appears to us as the most experienced and well-managed airline in Nigeria, with a very strong, passionate and creative management team. We are happy to have reached an agreement and we believe this is good for Nigeria and Africa.’’
Dana Airlines having reportedly flown over 2.7 million passengers in the last nine years of its operation is Nigeria’s first new world carrier, offering premium services at affordable rates. The airline with over 25 daily flights from Lagos to Abuja, Uyo, Port Harcourt, and Owerri is reputed for its innovative online product, on-time performance and world-class in-flight service.