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Covid-19: Dana Air offers Nigerian govt free aircraft for transportation of relief materials

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Dana Air has offered its resources, aircraft and crew to assist the Nigerian Government’s efforts towards curbing the further spread of Covid-19 in the country.

The Media and Communications Manager of Dana airlines, Kingsley Ezenwa, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Friday.

Mr Ezenwa said in a letter to Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Dana air expressed support to contribute in the transportation  of machines, equipment and relief materials to different states, and locations where they are needed within the country.

According to the letter signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Jacky Hathiramani, “Dana Air will make available resources, aircraft in its fleet and crew for the national assignment and the airline’s crew will be more than ready and proud to carry out the assignment upon request.

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Mr Hathiramani said, “This is a global issue and this is the time for us all to play our part by supporting the government’s effort in stemming the further spread of this pandemic in our dear nation.

“I am not too comfortable with the rising number of cases in Nigeria, and this is why we also took the huge decision to suspend our flight operations for 14 days in the interest of our staff, our much esteemed customers and the nation at large.

“The support we are offering as an airline will only be an addition to the efforts of the government and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, in fighting the pandemic.

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“We commend the efforts of the Ministry of Aviation, the Aviation agencies, Lagos State Government and Federal Government and wish to reassure them of our commitment towards contributing our resources to enhance prompt response to the fight against the spread of this virus,” Mr Hathiramani added .

Mr Ezenwa said Dana Air was one of Nigeria’s leading airlines with a fleet size of nine 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 unrivaled on-time performance.


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