The managing director of Dana Air, Mr. Jacky Hathiramani, has commended the minister of aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika and aviation agencies for their effort in making the Kaduna Airport alternate to Abuja.
Speaking in Kaduna while carrying out spot-checks at the Kaduna International Airport, Hathiramani said the minister and all the agencies involved should be applauded considering the time and the urgent need for the Abuja Airport to be closed for desired maintenance.
“The minister and the agencies should be commended for the speed, tireless work and commitment they have shown in ensuring that the airport is world-class for passengers flying in and out of Kaduna.
“More passengers are embracing the Kaduna Airport as alternate to Abuja. For us, we are always conscious of the fact that passengers will be connecting Abuja from here and we have made adequate arrangements to ensure that all our departures from Lagos to Kaduna, and other routes are as scheduled,’’ he said.
He urged passengers to take advantage of the airline’s low fares and superior on-time performance.
He also entreated them to be patient as the ministry and its agencies will continue to improve facilities at the Kaduna Airport to exceed expectations within a short time.
Commenting on the inability of passengers to pay using POS facility, the managing director said: “We have our POS working now. We had to fast- track the process with our banks in order to reduce the burden on our passengers. Things are coming up to speed here and I think it’s good for the industry. Everything we do at Dana Air is geared towards ensuring that passengers get all they need without hassles.”