Dana Air

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Dana Air
Dana Air logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2008
Hubs Murtala Muhammed International Airport
Fleet size 6
Destinations 7
Company slogan The Smartest Way to Fly
Headquarters Ikeja, Nigeria
Website flydanaair.com

Dana Air is a Nigerian regional airline headquartered in Ikeja and based out of Lagos's Murtala Muhammed International Airport.[1]


Following a fatal air crash in 2012 its licence was suspended. It was restored in September 2012 by the Nigeria's Civil Aviation Authority[2] before the inquiry into the accident was concluded.[3] In October 2013, the airline's licence was once again suspended.[4] The airline was audited and resumed flights on 26 January 2014 with a single Boeing 737-500.[citation needed]


As of February 2017, Dana Air serves the following destinations:[5]



Current Fleet[edit]

As of August 2017, the Dana Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:[6]

Dana Air fleet
Aircraft In fleet Orders Notes
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 1
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 5
Total 6

Former Fleet[edit]

The airline previously operated the following aircraft:

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 3 June 2012, a Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 operating as Flight 992 crashed into a two-storey building at Iju Railway, Ishaga, a suburb of Lagos. All 153 people on the aircraft were killed.[7] Following the crash, all flights by Dana Air were halted by Nigeria's Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) until further notice.[8]


  1. ^ Contact us, Dana Air, archived from the original on 13 July 2011, retrieved 4 June 2012 
  2. ^ Airliner World (March 2014): 15.  Missing or empty |title= (help);
  3. ^ "Nigerian plane crash airline's licence restored before inquiry concludes". guardian.co.uk. 9 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Aviation crisis: FG Suspends Dana Air licence again …24 hours After Grounding Associated Airline". gistanigeria.blogspot.com. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  5. ^ flydanaair.com Archived 2012-06-05 at WebCite retrieved 15 February 2017
  6. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 22. 
  7. ^ "Passenger plane crashes into building in Lagos". BBC News Online. 3 June 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lagos plane crash: Nigeria suspends Dana Air licence". BBC News Online. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Dana Air at Wikimedia Commons