Dana Air halted over safety and financial violations

On Wednesday, The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended Dana Airlines’ Air Transport Licence (ATL) and Air Operator Certificate (AOC) indefinitely.


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According to the statement signed by Captain Musa Nuhu, the Director General of NCAA the decision is the outcome of a financial and economic health audit carried out on the airline by the authority, and the findings of an investigation conducted on the airline’s flight operations recently.

It said that these revealed that Dana Air was no longer in a position to meet its financial obligations and to conduct safe flight operations.

The statement said: “The NCAA acknowledges the negative effect this pre-emptive decision will have on the Airline’s passengers and the travelling public and seeks their understanding, as the safety of flight operations takes priority over all other considerations.”