By Kenneth Ehigiator
As Dana Airlines prepares to roll out the drums in celebration of its first 11 months of operations, the airline has said it airlifted no few than 252,000 passengers during the period.
Already, the airline has also churned out a promotional fare package of N9,000 for 99 seats daily for every one hour flight on any of its routes, including Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Enugu and the most recent, Port Harcourt.
Chief executive Officer of the airline, Mr. Jackie Hathiramani, said booking for the promotional fare must, however, be done online and at least 24 hours before flight, adding that the offer would last till November 10.
He said:Â â€œIt seems like yesterday that Dana Air took to the skies and we would not be celebrating one year of successful flight operations but for the patronage we have enjoyed from our guests.
â€œThrough this special anniversary promotion, we want to appreciate the loyalty of our guests in the last twelve months and re-state our commitment to the provision of safe, affordable, world-class air transport services.
â€œWe encourage all business and leisure travelers to any of our local destinations to take advantage of this special anniversary promotion and purchase their one way ticket online for just N9, 000; Ninety-nine seats will be on offer daily, till November 10, 2009.
â€œPassengers who travel with us during this period can also win several exciting prizes including complimentary Dana Air tickets.
â€œDana Air places a high premium on safety and we will continuously invest in training of staff to ensure quality at every level of our operation.
â€œWe also adhere strictly to the maintenance schedule of our aircraft, as prescribed by the manufacturers and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
â€œOur fleet consists of fourÂ Boeing MD83 aircraft in dual configuration of 140 seats; 12 in our dedicated Smart Class business cabin and 128 in our spacious Traveller Classâ€™ economy cabin.
â€œDana Airâ€™s vision is to be recognised and respected as Nigeriaâ€™s most reliable and customer-friendly airline and her mission is to earn the loyalty and respect of our customers by consistently demonstrating our commitment to service, and providing affordable regional air transport services that focus on innovation, quality and service excellence..â€
Dana Air commenced commercial flight operations on Monday, November 10, 2008 with its maiden flight from Lagos to Abuja.