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Dana Air emerges Best ICT Driven Airline 2009
Lagos, April 14, 2009 - Dana Air, Nigeria’s newest carrier, has been named the Best ICT-Driven Airline of the year at the National ICT Merit Award (NIMA) held at the prestigious Eko Hotel & Suites on Thursday, April 9, 2009. NIMA is an annual ICT award organised by Technology Africa in recognition of individuals and organisations that are at the forefront of technology deployment and adoption in the country.
According to Mr. Don Pedro Aganbi, Managing Consultant of Technology Africa, "Dana Air was chosen as the recipient of the Best ICT Driven Airline award, despite being a new entrant in the aviation industry, because of its early deployment of ICT solutions. The introduction of e-booking and payment services by the airline is proof of the airline's commitment to passenger convenience and comfort, and deserves to be complimented."
The Chief Executive Officer of Dana Air, Mr. Jacky Hathiramani, acknowledged the award as ‘humbling, especially being a new airline in the country.’ He re-iterated the airline's commitment to the provision of world-class air transport services to Nigerians and assured that the airline would continue to explore new and exciting ways of making its passengers flying experience more pleasurable, deploying the latest technologies.
Dana Air had its inaugural flight on October 10, 2008 and the recent award coincides with the completion of its 150 days of scheduled flight operations. The airline currently operates 10 flights daily on the Lagos-Abuja-Lagos route and is set to commence operations on the Lagos-Enugu-Lagos route. Plans are also in top gear to extend operations to the cities of Kano and Port-Harcourt.
A subsidiary of Dana Group of Companies, Dana Airlines is Nigeria's first new world carrier, offering premium services at an affordable rate.
Dana Air started its operations in 2008 and has since been using TTI web based solutions.