Dana Air

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Dana Air
Dana Air logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2008
Hubs Murtala Muhammed International Airport
Fleet size 5
Destinations 4
Headquarters Ikeja, Nigeria
Website www.flydanaair.com

Dana Air is an airline based in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria and flying domestic services.[1] Following a fatal air crash in 2012 its licence was suspended, but it was cleared by Nigeria's Civil Aviation Authority to resume flights in 2014.[2]


Dana Air serves the following destinations:[3]

Before June 2012, Dana Air also served Calabar, Kano.


With an average age of 23 years per airframe,[4] the Dana Air fleet includes the following aircraft:[4][5]

Dana Air fleet
Aircraft In fleet Orders Notes
Boeing 737-500 1
Boeing 737-800 5 To be leased from Ryanair
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 4 To be replaced by 737-800
Total 5 5

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On 3 June 2012, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 operating as Flight 992 crashed into a two-story building at Iju Railway, Ishaga a suburb of Lagos. All 153 people on board the aircraft were killed.[6] Following the crash, all flights by Dana Air were halted by Nigeria's Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).[7] The airline's license was restored in September 2012 before the inquiry into the accident was concluded.[8] However, in October 2013, the airline's license was once again suspended.[9] The airline was audited and resumed flights on 26 January 2014 with 1 Boeing 737-500


  1. ^ Contact us, Dana Air, retrieved 4 June 2012 
  2. ^ Airliner World (March 2014): 15.  Missing or empty |title= (help);
  3. ^ Dana Air, archived from the original on June 5, 2012, retrieved 4 June 2012 
  4. ^ a b Thomas Noack (4 June 2012), Dana Air Fleet Details and History, Planespotters.net, retrieved 4 June 2012 
  5. ^ Targett, Michael (3 June 2012). "Dana Air flight crashes in Lagos". Flight International. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Passenger plane crashes into building in Lagos". BBC News Online. 3 June 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Lagos plane crash: Nigeria suspends Dana Air licence". BBC News Online. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Nigerian plane crash airline's licence restored before inquiry concludes". guardian.co.uk. 9 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Aviation crisis: FG Suspends Dana Air licence again …24 hours After Grounding Associated Airline". gistanigeria.blogspot.com. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 

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