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Timely first for Angkor Air

Posted Date: 2017-07-31

The kingdom’s national flag carrier, Cambodia Angkor Air, is the country’s first airline to receive the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate and has officially become a member of the IATA.

“The IOSA programme was developed by IATA to provide a common standard to evaluate an airline’s compliance with safety and quality,” said Tek Reth Samrach, chairman of the Cambodia Angkor Air, on Friday.

“This has made us the first Cambodian airline, which has benchmarked itself against international safety standards and has received recognition from IATA through the IOSA registration,” Mr Samrach said.

The IOSA registration process requires a comprehensive audit of operational standards, control processes and safety systems. The registration is audited every two years.

“With the IOSA certificate, Cambodia Angkor Air has officially become the member of the IATA,” said Mr Samrach.

“This is a huge milestone for Cambodia as the IATA is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 275 airlines or 83 percent of total air traffic in over 117 countries,” he added.

“This is the first time in Cambodia’s history for an airline to receive this kind of certificate from the IATA.

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