NCAA suspends Dana Air operations indefinitely

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has indefinitely suspended the Air Transport License (ATL) and Air Operators Certificate (AOC) of Dana Airlines.

NCAA General Manager Captain Musa Nuhu made the announcement Wednesday in a statement.

He clarified that the suspension of the Airlines’ operations would take effect from midnight on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

“The suspension was made pursuant to Section 35(2), 3(b) and (4) of the Civil Aviation Act 2006 and Part 1.3.3.3(a)(1) of the Regulations Civil Aviation Authority of Nigeria (Nig.CARs), 2015,” Nuhu said.

According to him, the suspension order has since been communicated to the management of Dana Airlines.

The NCAA boss explained that the decision was the result of a financial and economic health audit carried out on the airline by the Authority, and the findings of a recent investigation into the airlines’ flight operations, which revealed that Dana Airlines was no longer able to meet its financial obligations and conduct safe flight operations.

“The NCAA recognizes the adverse effect this precautionary decision will have on airline passengers and the traveling public and asks for their understanding, as the safety of flight operations takes precedence over all other considerations,” the statement added.

The suspension of Dana Air’s operations comes on the heels of the existing woes and challenges plaguing the Nigerian aviation industry.

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