Dana Air says it has recruited and trained more Nigerian pilots in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Madrid, Spain.
The airline said the recruitment and training were part of efforts towards contributing to the growth and development of the aviation industry.
It added that it had also introduced a Special Services Unit, which consist of well-trained males and females to among other functions, attend to passengers with special needs, urgent complaints, update passengers on current promos at the airports in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo and Owerri.
The Accountable Manager of Dana Air, Mr. Obi Mbanuzuo, said the airline was committed to the growth and development of the aviation industry.
He said, “As of 2015, more than 500 Nigerian pilots were unemployed but with our recruitment and frequent training both locally and abroad since 2015, we have been able to reduce the number, by engaging these pilots and paying for their training in South Africa and Spain.
“We will continue to encourage professionalism in the industry and support our Nigerian Pilots to ensure constant growth and development in the industry. We also introduced the Special Services Unit to further deepen customer service, offer multiple issue-solving options and provide seamless travel experience for our teeming guests.”
The airline also said it was partnering Zowasel.com, an e-commerce platform, to provide its passengers deals and discounts when they would visit any of the partner hotels, spas, dental care outlets and restaurants.
The Communications Manager of Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa, said the airline was reputed for its chain of value added services, some of which (he added) had made the airline the choice of the flying public.
“Our guests now have more than enough reason to fly with us. Apart from being able to use their miles to achieve what they ordinarily would have paid for, now they can enjoy our award-winning onboard service, and still get discounts at our partner cab service companies, hotels, dental care outlets, spas, restaurants and shopping malls with our partnership with zowasel.com,” he said.
The Chief Executive Officer of Zowasel, Jerry Oche, said Zowasel was one of the best platforms to get the deals.
“We are partnering an airline that is reputed for its innovation and commitment to providing extra value for its customers,” he said.
Meanwhile, the airline was recently named the Nigerian Airline of the Year 2017, at the World Stage Economic Summit in Lagos.