The airline’s Media and Communications Manager, Kinglsey Ezenwa, said the expansion which will bring the total number of flights operated by the airline to 36 daily was part of Dana’s route consolidation and expansion project.
“We are happy that our guests can now choose from the multiplicity of flight options available at Dana Air and currently, we are reviewing other destinations.”
He explained that the additional flights expected will be operated by Dana’s latest Boeing 737 aircraft.
The new aircraft acquisitions are inline with its current strategic plans of gradually phasing out its existing aircraft, the McDonnel Douglas (MD083).
Ezenwa said, “We have created additional flights in commitment to our strategic route expansion programme, and our promise to our guests to provide seamless connectivity and altruistic options to meet their travel needs.”
The airline said it expects more earnings with its recent investment in more planes but noted that airlines need the support of the government to help their profitability.
“The government needs to also come to our aid in terms of infrastructure, taxes and JET A1. We have been talking about these issues and it’s very important for the government to look into [them],” Ezenwa noted.
The two aircraft are the fully financed and fully owned by Dana Air’s and are part of its current strategic plans of gradually phasing out its existing aircraft, the McDonnel Douglas (MD083) , according to Obi Mbanuzor, Dana Air’s chief operating officer (COO).
Dana air was founded in 2008. The airline operates from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos and serves various local destinations in Nigeria including Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Oyo.