Nigerian airline Dana Air’s inaugural flight to Ghana has been postponed.
[contextly_sidebar id=”VCVrFwo9Uguk2cHulfilnWaFRjS7LrHx”]According to Dana Air the rescheduling of their maiden flight was due to upgrading of facilities by the Nigerian aviation authorities at the three airports in Lagos (Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Murtala Muhammed 2 and Domestic Airports).
The airline which is looking to ply the Accra-Lagos route and later Accra – Abuja routes is expected to start passenger operations on November 28, 2015 as the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has approved its operations in Ghana.
Speaking to Citi Business News Lead sponsor for DANA air in Ghana Sukhjinder Mann apologized to prospective passengers.
“Reason is there have been a slight delay which has to do with reasons beyond our control. This has to do with the upgrade of the airports in Lagos and that is what has caused the flight launch being rescheduled as one of the airports was going through regional certification and that said all is ready and we have got the green light to fly to Ghana and the current start date is now the 28 of November, 2015 and we had to respect immigration procedures in Nigeria. But as I said we are ready to fly and will fly on the new scheduled date being 28 November, 2105.”
Dana Air will begin with daily flights from Lagos to Accra, and this will be expanded to Lagos-Accra-Abuja flights.
Dana Air currently operates domestically in Nigeria with flight from Lagos to Abuja, Port Harcourt, and Uyo using its fleet of five Boeing McDonnell 83 and Boeing B737-500 aircraft.
Accra is the first destination the airline will fly outside Nigeria to, as it seeks to develop a strong presence in the West African sub-region.
Norvan Acquah – Hayford/citifmonine.com/Ghana