As a result of non-payment of salaries since March, some pilots are protesting with strike as passengers of Dana Airlines are stranded nationwide.
Illustrative photo of stranded airport passengers
According to reports, passengers of Dana Airlines are currently stranded nationwide as a result of a strike by pilots who are protesting non-payment of salaries as they have not been paid since March.
TheCable was told that despite the ongoing strike, the airline has continued to sell tickets and check in passengers even with the knowledge that there may be no flights, but it was gathered that some passengers were informed at the check-in counter that there would be a ‘slight delay.’
At the Abuja airport, announcements were regularly made via the PA system announcing a delay by ‘one hour’. “The deceit is too much. But you cannot blame Dana. It is the regulatory system that allow such maltreatment of passengers that should bear the blame,” a stranded passenger said.
As at the time of filing this report, intending passengers who are unaware of the strike are still buying Dana tickets and checking in at the airport.