DANA Air has announced that as part of its own contribution to aid Federal Government’s efforts towards curbing the further spread of Covid-19 in Nigeria, has offered its resources, aircraft and crew to assist the nation in the battle against Coronavirus.
The airline in a letter to the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, expressed support to contribute in the ferry of machine, equipment and relief materials to different states, and locations where they are needed within the country.
This brings to two numbers of airlines that have pledged assistance and stepped up efforts in the fight against the dreaded COVID-19.
According to 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 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.”
Dana Air is one of Nigeria’s leading airlines with a fleet size of 9 aircraft and daily flights from Lagos to Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo and Owerri. The airline is reputed for its innovative online product, world -class in-flight service and unrivaled on-time performance.