Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Government lifts suspension of Dana Air

Dana Air is to resume normal scheduled flight operations today as the Federal Government yesterday lifted the suspension placed on the airline last Saturday.

The airline operations were suspended by the Federal Ministry of Information over safety issues.

A statement from Joe Obi, the special assistant on media to the Minister of Aviation said the airline is to resume normal operations today.

"Officials of the Federal Ministry of Aviation and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) met with the Management team from Dana Airlines yesterday in Abuja and deliberated on some safety issues in connection with the operations of the airline. At the end of the meeting, the suspension of the operations of the airline which took effect last Saturday was lifted. The airline is to resume normal operations immediately" he said.

"However, the particular aircraft which had a snag over the weekend is to remain grounded until after its air-worthiness has been recertified by Boeing, the manufacturer of the aircraft" he also said.

Dana Air spokesman Tony Usidamen confirmed they would resume operations today.

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