The addition of Owerri brings the current route network coverage of the airline to five destinations – Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo and Owerri.
The Manager of Dana Air, Obi Mbanuzuo said: “We are greatly delighted to extend our operations to Owerri. Owerri is fast becoming a hub in Nigeria, and we feel very proud to once again extend our award winning service to the good people of Owerri as we look forward to expanding our operations even further.’’
Mbanuzuo while assuring business and leisure travellers of pocket-friendly fares said that from the July 11, 2016 said, “we will operate one daily flight from Lagos to Owerri at 7.02am with a return flight at 9am; while the weekend schedule will be slightly different with a flight at 4.02pm and a return at 5.40pm.
The airline also has launched a promo for members of its frequent flyer program on social media. The promo tagged: ‘Make a wish,’ strictly on twitter; entails guests to make any wish ranging from free tickets, extra baggage allowance, discounts, access to lounge, free miles, and the wish will be granted by the airline.
Commenting on the promo, he said Dana Air’s vision is to be recognized and respected as Nigeria’s most reliable and customer-friendly airline. He believes that the airline would achieve this by consistently demonstrating commitment to service and providing affordable regional air transport services that focus on innovation, quality and service excellence.
Meanwhile Dana Air and Aerocontractors have suspended their Lagos-Accra operation due to inadequate aircraft and inaccessibility to foreign exchange.
Confirming the situation, the Managing Director and the Chief Executive of the airline, Jacky Hathiramani said it was due to high cost of foreign exchange and some other factors.
It was also gathered that Aerocontractors suspended operations on the route months ago while Dana Air’s was few weeks ago.