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FG Restores DANA Air’s Operating License after Two Days Suspension



Just two days after the Federal Government suspended the Air Operators Certificate of Dana Air grounding all flight operations, its license has again been restored.

In a statement signed by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Minister of Aviation, Joe Obi, he said that officials of the Ministry and those of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) met with officials of the airline and deliberated on safety issues and Dana’s operations.

According to the statement, one of Dana’s aircraft had a snag which led to the temporary suspension for safety reasons.

“At the end of the meeting, the suspension of operations of the airline which took effect last Saturday was lifted. The airline is to resume normal operations immediately. However, the particular aircraft which had a snag over the weekend is to remain grounded until after its airworthiness has been re-certified by Boeing, the manufacturer of the aircraft,” ThisDay quotes him as saying.

Dana Air, in an email sent to its customers signed by the Head, Corporate Communications, Dana Air, Tony Usidamen yesterday said scheduled flights would now commence.

“We are pleased to announce that the airline has been given approval to resume flight operations with immediate effect following the temporary suspension of our operations on Saturday.

“Scheduled flights will now commence on Tuesday, March 19, on the Lagos-Abuja-Lagos route,” it stated.

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at