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Dana Air Reintroduces Early Flights From Abuja as Capt Shokunbi Retires

Dana Air has announced that it will reintroduce it's early morning flights from Abuja to Lagos starting from 1 February, 2022.

A statement from the airline said: "with more of our aircraft back to full service after comprehensive maintenance, we are introducing additional flights but most importantly our early morning flights from Abuja to Lagos and other destinations from February 1, 2022.

The introduction of this service is a precursor to our intention and strategic plan to expand further up north while consolidating on our existing route network.''

''We are also pleased to announce the retirement of one of our captains on our B737 aircraft - Captain Kolawole Shokunbi after an illustrious 44 -year highflying career abroad and in Nigeria.''

Speaking at a brief retirement ceremony organised for him, Captain Kolawole Shokunbi said, ''this grand welcome on my retirement will linger for a long time in my memory and I have nothing but love for you all at Dana Air. I must state here that in my 44 years of flying, Dana remains the best for me.''

Also speaking at the event, Dana Air's Director of flight Operations, Captain Segun Omole said Captain Shokunbi is one of our very experienced hands and we will tap from his wealth of experience to train the young Nigerian pilots that we shall be recruiting soon as part of our expansion drive to connect more cities in Nigeria.''

Dana Air is one of Nigeria's leading airlines with a mixed fleet of 9 aircraft and daily flights from Lagos to Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu and Owerri. The airline is reputed for its innovative online product, quality onboard service, and 24/7 customer services.

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