October 1, 2022

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NCAA suspends Dana licence, carrier fails financial audit

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has suspended Dana Air’s Air Transport Licence and Air Operator Certificate indefinitely.

The is said to take effect from midnight of Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

This, the NCAA disclosed in a statement signed by its Director General, Captain Musa Nuhu.

The PUNCH learnt that the suspension has since been communicated to the management of Dana Air.

The statement partly read, “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, which revealed that Dana Air is no longer in a position to meet its financial obligations and to conduct safe flight operations.

“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.”

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