Dana Airline announced yesterday that it will soon resume flight operations following the lifting of suspension of the airline operations by the Federal Government Wednesday.
In a statement, the management of the airline thanked the Federal Government for lifting the suspension and announced that it will soon resume flight operations in all its routes.
It will be recalled that following the tragic crash of the airline plane on Sunday, June 3, at Iju-Ishaga, Lagos, which killed more than 153 people, including those on board the plane and the residents of the site it crashed, the airline flight operations were suspended by the Federal Government.
In what looked like fore closing investigation into the crash, the airline said the Federal Government was satisfied with the air-worthiness of the airline.
The airline said ‘’The management and the over 558 staff of Dana Air wish to express our deepest appreciation to the Federal Government over the lifting of the suspension of the airline’s operations with effect from Wednesday, September 5, 2012, following government’s satisfaction with the air-worthiness of the airline after a rigorous technical, operational and financial audit.’’
The airline also thanked ‘’all Nigerians and our esteemed guests for your prayers since the tragic accident of Sunday, June 3, 2012. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with the families that lost loved ones.’’ The airline, however, reiterated its committed to assisting the families of victims of the crash and also fulfilling its obligations to them fully, as stipulated by the law.
It has promised to continue to adhere to safety procedures in their flight operations.’’The provision of safe, reliable world-class air transport services has always been our focus at Dana Air and we will continue to adhere strictly to safety procedures as required by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Act and all other relevant local and international regulations, as we resume flight operations shortly.’’