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Dana to restart Calabar route as business improves

We have commenced operational audit to quicken our flight return – Dana Air

Business is looking up at Dana Airlines as the airline says that plans are underway to recommence flight operations to Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar.

This is just as it resumed flight operations to Port Harcourt Airport on Monday, increasing the daily flights to 14.

Speaking to reporters on its recommenced flight operations, Tony Usidamen, the group corporate manager of the airline, said that the request of its loyal clients propelled it to recommence operations to the route.

He also said that the airline, which currently has five McDonalds 83 aircraft in its fleet hopes to increase the fleet with Boeing 737 aircraft in the coming months.

He however promised the airline’s clients to any of the routes in the country of world class flight experience.

He said, “We received lots of requests from our clients asking us to recommence the route. We are happy to offer them world class service we’ve been offering them in the past.

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“We want to connect our passengers to as many locations as possible. We are looking to relaunch operations to Calabar and other cities in the coming months. This is going to be a boost on our consolidation drive.” Also speaking, Ebele Okoye, the general manager, South-South airports, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said that the resumption of flight operations to the airport by Dana would further afford passengers more choices on airline to fly with.

She explained that before now, the airline made applications to return to the airport, which was immediately granted them by the management due to its antecedents in giving air passengers prompt and comfortable air experience.

“I’m impressed that they are staging a comeback to the airport. Before now, the airline made applications for some assistance, which we are happy to oblige them. We all know what happened to them and we are happy to welcome them back to the airport.”