Dana Air (Ikeja) resumed scheduled passenger operations on Friday (January 4) between Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria. The carrier was forced to suspend all operations by the NCAA following the tragic crash of a former Alaska Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) (5N-RAM, msn 53019, ex N944AS) on June 3, 2012 while landing at Lagos killing all 153 passengers and crew members on board the flight.
The airline had its AOC restored by the Federal Government on September 5, 2012 after that the airline began a process of recertification by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
Image: Dana Air. The airline is now showing images of Next-Generation Boeing 737s on their website implying the carrier may be planning newer aircraft to replace its McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83s (MD-83s).