By AbdulSalam Muhammad
KANO – Following the tragedy of the Dana air crash penultimate week, the management of Kabo Air weekend said it had already removed three old aircrafts from its fleet.
A press statement signed by the Corporate Affairs Manager of the airline, Aminu Hamza noted that the affected jumbo jets were removed several years ago.
Aminu in the statement explained that the clarification became necessary following insinuations and erroneous information in the public domain which gave certain ages to a number of aircrafts in its fleet.
According to the statement “the information erroneously painted a picture that Kabo Air has seven aircrafts in its fleet and went on to give the average age of the aircraft as 35.3 years”.
Aminu Hamza stressed that “to correct the misrepresentation of facts, the management wishes to state that three of the said aircraft, namely, 5N-JJJ, 5N-PDP and 5N-RRR have been phased out several years ago. In view of the mourning mood of the nation sequel to the recent unfortunate air mishap, the company does not feel this is the appropriate time to start boosting its credentials”.
The management therefore tasked the media to cross check information with the relevant authorities before rushing to the press, so as to avoid misinformation and misunderstanding.