Dana Air is grounded again by the Nigerian NCAA (and then reversed)

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Dana Air (Ikeja) yesterday (March 17) issued this statement regarding its suspension of its AOC:

We regret to announce the temporary suspension of our flight operations following a directive from the Ministry of Aviation through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Saturday, March, 16, 2013. No specific reason was given for the action.

A meeting is, however, scheduled between the management of Dana Air, the Ministry of Aviation and the NCAA on Monday March 18 and we will update you as we get more information.

We thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you on board again shortly.

Update: On March 18, 2013 the government reversed its grounding decision after the meeting with airline officials allowing the airline to return to the skies.

World Airline News block logoEditorial “To The Point” Observation. Dana Air was celebrating only two months ago that it was able to relaunch operations after the tragic crash of September 5, 2012. Please see the previously entry (with a video) for that event: CLICK HERE