Nigeria’s Dana Air Becomes IATA Member
Dana Air, one of Nigeria’s indigenous airlines, is now a member of International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The announcement was made in Lagos on Monday by the company’s Accountable Manager, Mr. Obi Mbanuzuo. He said the IATA membership was coming two years after it passed its International Operations Safety Audit and was admitted into the association’s global safety registry.
He added, “This only demonstrates our level of professionalism and commitment to operational efficiency in terms of providing our guests with safe, seamless and world-class air transport service in Nigeria.
“Apart from the fact that this membership will further strengthen our relationship with other international airlines, we see it as an opportunity to take our amazing products to the global stage through interline and code-share agreements.
Dana Air is the first and only Nigerian airline to have undergone an operational audit conducted by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and its foreign partners – The Flight Safety Group, and we are determined to reinforce our strategic route network within and beyond Nigeria.’’
With the inclusion of Dana Air as a member, IATA now represents 275 airlines in over 117 countries. IATA membership is open to airlines operating scheduled and non-scheduled air services that maintain an IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration.