Lao Airlines, the flag carrier of Lao PDR, has achieved globally recognized International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification following a comprehensive assessment of its operational management and control systems. The IOSA Certification handover ceremony took place in the afternoon of 04th February 2016 at the Lao Airlines Headquarters. Attending the ceremony were Dr. Bounchanh Sinthavong – Minister of Public Works and Transport, Dr. Somphone Douangdara – President of Lao Airlines and other high-ranking officials.
Lao Airlines is the first airline of the Lao PDR to earn the coveted IOSA Registration status. Lao Airlines President Dr. Somphone Douangdara stated “The achievement of IOSA Certification represents a significant safety achievement for Lao Airlines which will understandably enhance the trust and confidence levels among our valued customers”.
The new certification allows Lao Airlines to better manage audit redundancy, improve audit efficiency, and collaboratively raise overall levels of safety performance across the growing Lao PDR aviation industry.