Dana Air gets IATA membership certificate


Dana Air has assured passengers of its commitment to continuously raise the bar of operational efficiency as an airline that guarantees sustainability and professionalism in Nigeria’s aviation industry.

The Accountable Manager of Dana Air, Mr. Obi Mbanuzuo, stated this during the official presentation of the membership certificate of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to Dana Air in Lagos yesterday. He said Dana Air will continue to maintain global best practices in the aviation industry while still churning out world-class initiatives to exceed the flying aspirations of its ever-increasing membership of the airlines’ loyalty programme –Dana Miles. “Since becoming an IATA member, we have received a barrage of requests for interline and code-share agreements and we can’t wait to take our unrivalled services in Nigeria to the global stage,” said Mbanuzuo.

Also speaking at the event, IATA’s Area Manager, South-West, Dr. Samson Fatokun, said not all airlines are members of IATA as a result of its stringent admission process, but commended Dana Air for making the list and joining over 300 airlines presently on the association’s registry.

“We have requirements for any airline that wants to join the IATA family and one of that requirement is that they must pass the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and this has kept most of them back. IATA comes with a requirement of quality and people expect the airline to operate with recommended standards of aviation globally. We commend Dana Air for this feat and hope that they will keep up the good work.”

On the airline’s fleet and route expansion plans, Obi said, “our decisions are strategic and are very difficult to forecast in this part of the world, but I can confirm to you that we have commenced talks with some notable aircraft manufacturers and we should increase our fleet in no distant time. Even with our current capacity, we are doing very well and have a strategy to meet the demands of the flying public.’’


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