Dana tar­gets 7.2 mil­lion pas­sen­gers in Q1

The Punch - - TRANSPORT -

Ado­mes­tic car­rier, Dana Air, says it plans to in­crease the num­ber of its to­tal pas­sen­gers air­lifted since it be­gan op­er­a­tions to 7.2 mil­lion by the end of the first quar­ter of this year.

The air­line had last year said it air­lifted 5.4 mil­lion pas­sen­gers in the last 11 years of its op­er­a­tions and hoped to dou­ble the fig­ure by sus­tain­ing op­er­a­tional ef­fi­ciency and in­creas­ing fleet size, among other ini­tia­tives in the com­ing years.

“With a fleet size which we have pro­gres­sively grown to nine air­craft, our tar­get is to hit about 7.2 mil­lion flown pas­sen­gers by the first quar­ter of 2020,” the Me­dia and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ager, Kings­ley Ezenwa, said.

“We are or­derly and we like to take one step at a time. We are presently con­sol­i­dat­ing while stick­ing to our strate­gic fleet and route ex­pan­sion plan,” he added.

Ezenwa said the air­line re­cently got an award as the most sta­ble air­line in Nige­ria at the 2019 Air Trans­port In­dus­try Awards in La­gos.

he quoted the Edi­torin-chief of Air Trans­port Quar­terly Mag­a­zine, Supo Ato­batele, as say­ing the award was in hon­our of some of the in­dus­try’s finest in­di­vid­u­als and cor­po­rate bod­ies with pen­chant for hard work, in­no­va­tion and ca­pac­ity build­ing.

Ezenwa said the re­ward for hard work would be more work for the air­line.

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