On 12th July 2016, Lao Airlines has joined a full member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the formal admission ceremony was held on 10th August 2016 at Lao Airlines Head Office, Vientiane, Lao PDR.
IATA’s mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry and is the collective voice of some 265 airlines from over 117 countries worldwide. IATA’s vision is to be the force for value creation and innovation driving a safe, secure and profitable air transport industry that sustainably connects and enriches the world.
Their current priorities include strengthening the IATA financial system, reducing cost to the industry, developing new technical standards to facilitate innovation and distribution, providing key commercial services and training, improving global safety, protecting the industry’s ability to grow sustainably and seeking to avoid further burdensome regulation so we hope our airlines and employees will continue to reap the full benefits of IATA membership.
“Becoming a full member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is our major achievement because IATA is a trade association of the world’s airlines aiming to promote safety, cooperation and trade between airlines member including passengers and cargo. Now IATA members are 265 airlines worldwide. Therefore, Lao Airlines has been working proactively in order to meet the requirements of becoming a full member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)” said President of Lao Airlines, Dr. Somphone Douangdara.