• Chidozie Uzoezie

Fuel Crisis: Dana Air Pulls Out of Flight Suspension

Nigeria's Dana Air has distanced itself from the planned suspension of flights called by the Airlines Operators of Nigeria (AON) with effect from Monday, 9 May, 2022.

In a statement signed by its management, the airline said "Following the recent press statement issued by the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), it has become necessary for us to take a stand in the overall interest of our guests, corporate partners, staff and the industry at large.

While Dana Air agrees with the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) on all the challenges facing domestic airlines in Nigeria and have on many occasions actively participated in the collective and ongoing engagement of relevant authorities on the urgent need to tackle the many issues domestic airlines have been grappling with which includes the skyrocketing cost of Jet A1, we have taken a decision not to join the suspension of flights on May 9, 2022.

We acknowledge that the present cost of jet A1 is unsustainable and should not be passed to the flying public, we therefore call on the government to act urgently to resolve these unending operational challenges while Dana Air will continue to support every effort by the AON to achieve a quick and peaceful resolution in the interest of our dear country Nigeria.

We appreciate and thank our customers once again for choosing to fly with us."

It'll be recalled that the Airline Operators of Nigeria had issued a collective notice to the flying public directing its member airlines to suspend flights due to the rising cost of aviation fuel.

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