With little hype but deft concentration on measures to attain excellence in flight operations, Dana Air has again proved itself as the Nigerian carrier to beat with another award of excellence.
In a rating over the weekend, Dana Air won the award for the Best Domestic Airline on Passenger facilitation at the 2018 edition of the Nigerian Aviation Awards (NIGAV), held in Nigeria’s commercial capital city, Lagos.
The Nigerian Aviation Awards is Nigeria’s most prestigious air transport development award which has become the benchmark for excellence in promoting best practices and innovation among Foreign and domestic airlines, service providers and aviation agencies in Nigeria.
Mr Fortune Idu, the Head of Planning and Event Committee, of the Nigerian Aviation Awards in his opening remarks said over 100 recipients have so far been honored in various categories for their performance, excellence, innovation and professionalism and we will continue to recognize them as this is the only way to encourage them to continue on the path of excellence.’’
The Commissioner of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Mr Akin Olateru, while presenting the award to Dana Air, described the airline as vibrant and always doing great things. The AIB Chief, who also won the Aviation CEO of the year award, encouraged the airline to continue offering its guests the best of service.’’
The Media and Communications Manager of Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa while speaking to newsmen after the award described it as an end of the year brace. He said the airline keeps innovating for the sake of its passengers and the award was a good way to end the year 2018.
‘I will describe this award as a brace! What an amazing way to end the year for an airline that continues to innovate for the purpose of surpassing the flying aspirations of its guests. This award is quite encouraging for us and this will spur us to continue offering our guests what they desire and these includes offering them pocket-friendly fares, Good customer service, On time departures and arrivals, innovative reward system, world-class in-flight service and above all taking them from point A to B safely.’’
Only recently, Dana Air bagged two awards as Best Domestic Airline at DAMA awards and another for its humanitarian efforts across the country. The airline recently celebrated 10 years of service to Nigeria with a promise to cover more cities and acquire more aircraft in the coming year.
By Gboyega Adeoye