Nigerian carrier, Dana Air, on Thursday said it would begin flight operations on its Abuja-Owerri route on May 1.
The airline made the announcement in a statement signed by its Communications Manager, Kingsley Ezenwa, in Lagos.
Ezenwa said that the commencement of the route was part of Dana Air’s strategic route expansion drive across Nigeria.
He said: “We are greatly delighted to introduce an additional flight on our Owerri route, connecting Owerri to Abuja and back.
“This is part of our commitment towards providing dependable options for the good people of Imo State and ensuring seamless travel for business and leisure travelers.’’
Ezenwa said the airline which currently operate over 27 daily flights from Lagos to Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo, and Owerri, would operate flights from the Sam Mbakwe International Airport, Owerri to Abuja and back on Mondays to Fridays and Sundays.
He said: “From May 1, we will operate one flight from Owerri to Abuja on Mondays to Fridays at 12.33pm and Abuja to Owerri at 2.16pm.
“On Sundays, Owerri to Abuja flights will be at 5.31pm and Abuja to Owerri at 12.06pm.”
Ezenwa said that the airline had to create a flight from Owerri to Abuja due to overwhelming calls from its guests, who had enjoyed its uninterrupted schedule and on-time departures from Lagos to Owerri.
He assured guests of the airline’s commitment towards providing a reliable and affordable service across its route network.
Ezenwa said the airline, after a thorough audit conducted by the Imo State Government in 2017, was selected for an airline partnership.
He added that it was part of the government’s commitment towards providing career and job opportunities for indigenes of the state, and affordable fares to boost leisure and business travel to and around the state.