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Africa World Airlines Secures IOSA Certification

Mr. Kuuchi presenting to Captain Thompson

Africa World Airlines (AWA) after an intensive and rigorous process, received the International Operational Safety Audit Programme (IOSA) certificate from IATA.

From left Raphael Kuuchi, Vice President IATA West Africa and Captain Samuel Thompson, Chief Operations Officer Africa World Airlines.

AWA has subsequently been listed on the IOSA register. AWA’s certificate is valid from May 1, 2015 to May 1, 2017.

“It’s a safety and security audit programme run by IATA globally. It is not mandatory, its voluntary. But for the airlines that adopt it, it enhances their safety and operational effectiveness. It is a compilation of industry best practices and safety, and so we encourage all airlines to get it. Airlines that are IOSA-registered have the highest level of safety compared to the ones that are not IOSA.

IMG_0898“What this means for AWA is that today it is recognised as one of the over-400 airlines with the highest safety hallmark or credentials. Many airlines that are IOSA-registered around the world will be seeking to do business with airlines who are also IOSA-registered. AWA now has to take advantage of this and get out there to try and work with other partner airlines that are IOSA-certified and try and grow their networks,” Mr. Kuuchi said.

IMG_0896“With the IOSA certification, customers can have comfort knowing that an IOSA-registered airline actually complies with the stringent standards and practices governing aviation safety. “The IOSA-registered member also opens doors for alliances and partnerships with other IOSA registered Airlines. It also puts AWA on the map for good business opportunities,” Samuel Thompson, Chief Operations Officer of AWA said.

Africa World Airlines Limited is a Ghanaian airline company with its head office in Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana, and its main hub at Kotoka International Airport in Accra.

Africa World Airlines flies between Lagos and Accra 4 times Weekly-Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sunday.

FB_IMG_1447830285898-300x200-1In a bid to ensure Seamless Online booking last year, Africa world Airlines introduced web pay which makes it easier for Passengers travelling from Nigeria to Accra to book and pay with their Debit Card, MasterCard, Verve and Visa Card.

Congratulations to Africa World Airlines.


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