Dana Air in its determination to meet the highest global aviation safety standards said it has started preliminary preparation for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). To achieve this, the airline has started an Implementation Training Initiative as part of the preliminary process to prepare for the IOSA safety exercise. This, it said, became necessary following the listing of Dana Air as one of the 10 airlines to benefit from the IOSA implementation training initiative that is 100 per cent funded by International Airline Training Fund (IATF).
Meanwhile, the airline said that would not compromise its commitment to quality service and safety in the while carrying out its flight operations. This is just as the airline said that it has reinforced its domestic flight operations by introducing additional flights across its existing route network from its hub at the Lagos Murtala Mohammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2), Lagos in response to growing demand by passengers, who desire convenience. Speaking in Lagos, the Head, Commercial, at the airline, Obialor Mbanuzuo, said with superior performance, service and creativity, Dana Air is uncompromising in its commitment to excellence and safety as it is currently the only Nigerian carrier to have successfully undergone an operational audit conducted by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Flight Safety Group in partnership with their foreign counterparts.
He also said that the airline has further reinforced its domestic flight operations by introducing additional flights across its existing route network from its hub at the Lagos Murtala Mohammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2) in response to growing demand by passengers, who desire convenience. Mbanuzuo explained that with the development, Dana Air has inaugurated an earlier flight from Lagos to Abuja that departs at7:02 whilst it has also strengthened the Abuja to Port Harcourt route with the introduction of an additional flight to cater for the growing needs of the flying public. “Dana Air route plans are entirely a function of customers’ demand and the airline is consolidating its operations on the Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt axis following extensive market research that has shown strong customer demand for the additional flights especially the earlier flights that have been inaugurated on the Lagos to Abuja and Abuja to Port Harcourt routes.”
He also urged passengers in both Abuja and Port Harcourt, who do not want to transit in Lagos to take advantage of the additional flights between Abuja and Port Harcourt for both their leisure and business travels. Mbanuzuo also noted that Dana Air currently offers competitive webfares to passengers, who search and book flights on the recently introduced FlyDana Mobile app platform, adding that it is imperative for them to visit the app’s stores to freely download the application that puts booking convenience in the hands of discerning passengers. Recalled that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), had made IOSA certification a must for domestic airlines operating in the country to ensure international safety standards and maximum safety.