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RwandAir achieves IATA certification on ground operations with ease

National flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, and emerging air transport superpower in Africa, RwandAir, has bagged International Air Transport Association’s Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO).

This is coming after an audit conducted on RwandAir Ground Operations in July this year by Wake QA, an IATA approved Audit Organisation. The audit was concluded with minimal findings and observations. ISAGO registry is valid for two years.

Industry experts say ISAGO is an IATA standardised and structured audit programme for Ground Service Providers that was modeled on the success of IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). The audit uses internationally recognized ground operational standards that are aimed at reducing risk and cost as well as minimising damages and incidents.

Reacting to the development, the Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir, John Mirenge, said that with the achievement, “RwandAir will provide enhanced ground-handling services with high safety standards to its customer airlines and private jets operating at Kigali International Airport, while maximizing productivity.”

He added that the feat would not have been possible without the dedicated, tireless, hard work of the RwandAir staff.

A statement by the group quoted Mirenge as saying that “The pursuit of the ISAGO certification, in addition to the existing IOSA certification, confirms RwandAir’s commitment to the industry best practices in operational safety to a world class level”.