Dana Air is a Nigerian airline offering domestic flights within Nigeria. The airline is based at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) and currently offers flights to 5 destinations across Nigeria. In July 2022, the airline had both its license and certificate suspended by the Nigerian Government after it was found financially unfit to maintain operations. However, they were reinstated in November 2022 and Dana Air has begun operating again.
Dana Air is a hybrid airline that offers flights that have the safety and quality onboard services of a legacy carrier but also the efficiency and price of a low-cost carrier. The airline was founded in 2008 and launched its first flights in the same year. With both an Economy Class and Business Class cabin, the airline provides a service for passengers that are travelling for both leisure and business.
As well as scheduled flights, Dana Air also offers charter flights from Lagos.
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Here you'll find out all about Dana Air's baggage policy. Please note that your baggage allowance will depend on the fare ticket you purchased at the time of booking.
All passengers are allowed one piece of carry-on baggage. This baggage must not exceed 6 kg / 13 lbs in weight for Economy Class passengers and 10kg / 22 lbs for Business Class passengers.
Prohibited items must be stored in checked baggage, including any fluid over 100ml. If you're looking to travel with any fluid, it must be within 100ml and packed in a plastic bag for airport security check. Any prohibited items will be removed and disposed of.
Dana Air allows all passengers one piece of checked baggage free of charge.
In Economy Class baggage must not exceed 23 kg / 51 lbs or 10kg / 22 lbs for an infant.
Business Class baggage must not exceed 30 kg / 66 lbs.
No one piece of luggage can exceed 32kg. Checked baggage cannot weigh over 32kg due to international health and safety regulations and it must not exceed the permitted size allowance.
If passengers need excess baggage, they can purchase it at a fee which will be given upon request. Excess baggage is subject to space availability onboard.
Dana Air has 2 cabin class - Economy class and Business Class. Discover Dana Air's cabin class options.
Economy class with Dana Air is a simple yet comfortable flying experience. Passengers will have everything they need in Economy, with a generous baggage allowance and food and drink served in-flight.
Economy Class Seats
Economy Class seats are set out in a 3 x 2 or 2 x 3 formation.
Business Class passengers will enjoy a more premium flying experience, with a greater amount of checked baggage allowance of up to 30kg. This means passengers travelling in business have less to worry about, as they can take more baggage without worrying about excess charges for overweight baggage. Passengers are served food and drink once in-flight.
Business Class Seats
Business Class seats are set out in a 2 x 2 formation.
In Economy class, there will be a range of snacks & beverages that you can purchase onboard. Business Class will be served premium meals.
Passengers in Economy Class are given a box of snacks, which usually consists of a cake or doughnut, a candy/sweet bar and water. In addition to this, passengers are served a hot drink with a choice of tea or coffee.
Passengers in Business Class are served a premium version of what is given in Economy Class.
With Dana Air, you can check-in online 24 hours prior to your flight. However, if you're unable to check-in online you can check-in at the airport.
Online check-in is available 24 -2 hours before your flight departure time. Passengers need to click on the 'online check-in' tab and enter their last name and PNR. Please make sure that you have your Boarding Pass printed or saved to your phone wallet, as you'll need to present this at the airport. We recommend that you check in online to avoid long queuing at the airport.
If you're unable to check-in online, don't worry! You can check in at the airport by visiting one of the airline check-in desks at the airport. Check-in opens two hours before the scheduled flight departure time and closes 25 minutes before.
Dana Air's frequent flyer programme is 'Dana Miles'
Dana Miles is Dana Air's frequent flyer program, which rewards its regular passengers for flying with the airline by allowing them to earn and redeem miles, as well as a number of other benefits.
Dana Miles offers three different tiers of membership, Blue, Silver and Gold. Blue is the standard tier membership and Gold is the highest. The higher tier of membership that a passenger is, the better benefits they receive. Here's a breakdown of what each tier of membership offers:
Dana Air has a number of special services, which passengers can benefit from.
Dana Air only allows pets who are in good health condition to travel. Dana Air requests that pets should be at least 8 weeks old before they can travel.
Dana Air allows pregnant women to travel as long as they present a medical certification stating that they are fit to fly. Dana Air doesn't allow pregnant women to travel over 32 weeks.
Dana Air passengers are permitted to bring their own wheelchair. However, in situations where a passenger does not have a wheelchair, they can be provided upon arrival at the airport.
Dana Air flies to a number of destinations within Nigeria. Click below to find out all the cities that Dana Air flies to.
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Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) is the major airport serving Lagos, Nigeria and the hub airport for Dana Air. The airport is located in Ikeja, Lagos State in Nigeria.
Originally known as Lagos International Airport, the airport consists of a domestic and an international terminal, with both terminals sharing two runways. The airport handles over 7 million passengers per year. Over the past few years, Murtala Muhammed International Airport has been refurnished and has fixed its air conditioning and luggage belts. Now there is a range of new restaurants and duty-free stores that you can spend looking through whilst you wait to be called to your gate.
Other than Dana Air, the airport is a hub for Aero Contractors, Arik Air, Azman Air, Med-View Airlines, Air Peace and Ibom Air. Other airlines operating to and from Murtala Muhammed International Airport include Royal Air Maroc, ASKY Airlines, Air Peace, United Nigeria Airlines and Africa World Airlines.
11th March 2020
Dana Air recently announced that it will increase the number of flights it operates on routes to Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Uyo. Specifically, Dana Air is increased flights between Lagos and Port Harcourt, Abuja and Uyo and Lagos to Abuja. The airline will use its newest Boeing 737-300 planes to fly the routes and will offer a combined number of 36 daily flights to these destinations.
Dana Air's Media and Communications Manager, Kingsley Ezenwa, stated that following the increased frequency of these new routes, the airline is keen to review other destinations that are already within its route network and roll out an increase of flights on a number of other routes.