The Governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has disclosed yesterday that the state has signed a 10 year partnership with Dana Air services to launch Imo Air.
Okorocha said the government ventured into airline business to drive traffic into Imo State and aid movement of passengers and goods into the state.
He disclosed that 200 Imo indigenes would be employed in the new airline services while sons and daughters of the state would enjoy 10 percent rebate in ticket. The services commenced with Lagos-Owerri and Owerri- Abuja flights while more routes would be opened in due course.
He said, “We have no Air Operator Certificate and that is why we approached one of the leading airlines in Nigeria to manage this service for us. We believe that our partnership with Dana Air to operate Imo Air is a step in the right direction to open Imo State to the world”.
Manager of Dana Air, Mr Obi Mbanuzuo said, “We are delighted about this partnership, and we have no doubt that Imo Air is in safe hands, as the choice of Dana Air to operate Imo Air, was an excellent and well thought-out decision by the proactive governor of Imo State.
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