By Foster Obi
Nigerian carrier, Dana Air has bagged an award as the Most Stable Airline in Nigeria at the 2019 Air Transport Industry Awards held recently at the Prestigious Welcome Centre & Hotels, Lagos and organised by Air Transport Quarterly Magazine.
A press statement signed by Kingsley Ezenwa, Media / Communications Manager at Dana quoted the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine, Prince Supo Atobatele as saying that the award was organised in honour of some of the industry’s finest individuals and corporate bodies whose penchant for hard work, innovation and capacity building has not only greatly improved the business of air transport but enhanced safety of the air space.
According to him, Dana Air bagged the award as a result of her consistency and stable operations offering safe and reliable air transport in the past few years.
Reacting to the airline’s award as the most stable domestic carrier, Mr Ezenwa said among other things that ”the reward for hard work is more work,” adding, “There is no better way to end the year 2019 than recognition like this.”
“We have been here for the past 11 years doing what we know how to do best passionately and persistently. With a fleet size which we have progressively grown to 9 aircraft, our target is to hit about 7.2m flown passengers by the first quarter of 2020. We are orderly and we like to take one step at a time. We are presently consolidating while sticking to our strategic fleet and route expansion plan.”
Ezenwa dedicated the award to the airline’s customers for their loyalty and support for the last 11 years and reassured them of the airline’s commitment to continue providing safe, comfortable, on time and reliable air transport.
“Dana Air is one of Nigeria’s leading airlines with a fleet size of 9 aircraft and daily flights from Lagos to Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo and Owerri. The airline is reputed for its innovative online product, world-class in-flight service and unrivalled on-time performance,” he noted.
Pix: L-R, Managing Director of Nigeria Air Space Management Agency (NAMA) Captain Fola Akinkuotu …..presenting the award of the most stable domestic airline to the Communications Manager of Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa at the 2019 Air Transport Industry Award. With them are Ms Chikodi Ofomata and Prince Supo Atobatele, the Editor in chief of Air Transport Quarterly magazine.