Following the successful completion of the intense comprehensive aviation safety audit, Air Seychelles has once again been certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the completion of the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).
The audit conducted last year in August which proceeded over one week, was for the first time compared to previous years, held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The rigorous audit, requiring intense planning, covered the airlines’ safety practices across eight operational areas, including its flight, cabin and ground operations, aircraft maintenance facilities, cargo, security management, operational control center as well as compliance and safety.
Having met all the global safety standards in-line with international practices, and remaining compliant with aviation safety controls across all its operational functions, following this remarkable achievement, passengers traveling with Air Seychelles can have the added comfort that the airline complies with all applicable internationally recognised standards and practices governing aviation safety.
The lead coordinator of the IOSA audit and Head of Management Systems at Air Seychelles, Gerard Edmond said: “Every two years, Air Seychelles as an IATA member undergoes an in-depth audit to verify if the airline is operating in adherence to global industry safety standards.
"Whilst the IOSA standards are continuously being upgraded and adjusted, I am pleased that every time the audit is conducted, recommended practices addressing any gaps at the initial stage, are welcomed and addressed meticulously by the relevant teams, ensuring the airline is continuously conforming to the most challenging industry standards."
Commenting on this accomplishment, Acting Chief Executive, Sandy Benoiton also added: “The safety of our aircraft, passengers and crew, remains our top priority in everything that we do, and now having successfully renewed our IOSA certification, I must say that I am indeed very proud of all the teams involved in the audit process for their professionalism and diligence throughout.
"I also take this opportunity to congratulate all the operational staff members for keeping an exemplary safety record for Air Seychelles and for operating on par with safety standards that are internationally recognised.”
Air Seychelles has been a member of IATA since 2006. The IOSA audit program is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.
IOSA uses internationally recognised audit principles, designed to conduct audits in a standardised and consistent manner.
About Air Seychelles
The Seychelles' national carrier was incorporated in 1977 and was formally named 'Air Seychelles' in 1978. The airline began long-haul operations in 1983 and continues to remain one of the tourism pillars contributing towards the island's strongest growing economic sector.
In 2021, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards including, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Business Class and Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew . The airline also marked a historic milestone at the 28th edition of the World Travel Awards for having its premium lounge recognised for the first time ever as ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Lounge 2021’.