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Kigali, 8th November 2016 – RwandAir, the national flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda is pleased to announce the successful registration as an ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) Certified Ground Service Provider (GSP) under the IATA – ISAGO registry valid for two years until July 2018.
This follows an audit conducted on RwandAir Ground Operations in July this year by WAKE QA, an IATA approved Audit Organization. The audit was concluded with minimal findings and observations.
ISAGO is an IATA standardized and structured audit program for Ground Service Providers (GSP) that was modeled on the success of IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit). The audit uses internationally recognized ground operational standards that are aimed at reducing risk and cost as well as minimizing damages and incidents.
“With this 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,” said John Mirenge, the Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir. He added that “this would not have been possible without the dedicated, tireless, hard work of the RwandAir staff.”
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.
Note to Editors
From Kigali as its hub in the heart of Africa, RwandAir an IATA member airline reaches out to nineteen cities in Western, Eastern, and Southern Africa and the Middle East. RwandAir operates one of the youngest fleet in Africa and is well reputed for an excellent on time performance, safety, and customer services.
As part of RwandAir’s expansion strategy, in September this year, the airline received its first wide-bodied A330 (200 series) aircraft. RwandAir will receive its third and fourth B737-800NG in the months of November 2016 and May 2017, and its second A330 (300 series), in November 2016. This will bring its fleet size to twelve aircraft, and its capacity, in terms of available seats will double.
The airline will in 2017 add four more destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States of America.