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Coronavirus : Dana Airline offers FG aircraft to transport relief materials

Dana Air offered its resources, aircraft and crew to assist the Federal Government’s efforts towards cutting further spread of the coronavirus in the country.

The Media and Communications Manager of Dana airlines, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Friday morning.

Mr Ezenwa said in a letter to the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika,in the letter, Dana air stated support to contribute in the transportation of equipments and relief materials to different states, and places where they are needed within the country.

from the letter signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Jacky Hathiramani;

 “Dana Air will make available resources, aircraft in its fleet and crew for the national assignment and the airline’s crew will be more than ready and proud to carry out the assignment upon request.
Hathiramani said;

“this is a global issue and this is the time for us all to play our part by supporting the government’s effort in stemming the further spread of this pandemic in our dear nation.
“I am not too comfortable with the rising number of cases in Nigeria, and this is why we also took the huge decision to suspend our flight operations for 14 days in the interest of our staff, our very esteemed customers and the nation at large.
“The support we are offering as an airline will only be an addition to the efforts of the government and Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in fighting the pandemic.
“We commend the efforts of the Ministry of Aviation, the Aviation agencies, Lagos State Government and Federal Government and wish to reassure them of our commitment towards contributing our resources to enhance prompt response to the fight against the spread of this virus,”Hathiramani added .
Mr Ezenwa said Dana Air remains one of Nigeria’s leading airlines with a fleet size of nine (9) aircraft and daily flights from Lagos to Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo and Owerri respectively.
The airline is reputed for its inventive online product, world -class in-flight service and unchallenged on-time performance. (NAN)

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