EXCLUSIVE: Lack Of Aircraft Forces Dana Air To Suspend Flight Operations


Dana Air

Barely two weeks after celebrating its 10 years of flight operations in Nigeria, Dana Air has suspended flight operations.

The airline, which has over the past four years been struggling with two its two McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft, suspended flight operations last week.

A source close to the airline confided in our correspondent that the airline, which had a fatal crash on June 3, 2012, killing about 159 souls onboard and on the ground, is currently going through recertification of its Air Operators’ Certificate (AOC) with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

The recertification exercise is carried out every three years, but while the exercise goes on the airlines don’t necessarily suspend flight operations.

It was gathered that the airline also suspended operations because of the inadequate number of aircraft in its fleet.

In September, the airline’s leased…

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