Qatar Air­ways achieves 100 per cent com­pli­ance in 2017 IATA Op­er­a­tional Safety Au­dit (IOSA)

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Qatar Air­ways has achieved 100 per cent com­pli­ance in the IATA Op­er­a­tional Safety Au­dit (IOSA), ver­i­fy­ing its sta­tus as one of the world’s safest and most se­cure air­lines. As an in­dus­try leader in avi­a­tion safety, the air­line has demon­strated a strong safety and se­cu­rity per­for­mance record. It was the first air­line to com­plete the IOSA au­dit with 100 per cent com­pli­ance in 2003 and has since com­pleted the au­dit in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015, achiev­ing 100 per cent com­pli­ance each year.

Not only does Qatar Air­ways have a proven track record of ac­tive com­pli­ance with in­ter­na­tional reg­u­la­tory safety and se­cu­rity re­quire­ments but it is also con­sis­tently among the first air­lines to ac­com­mo­date EU, UK and US im­mi­gra­tion and en­hanced se­cu­rity re­quire­ments, such as re­cently qual­i­fy­ing to have the US ban on per­sonal elec­tronic de­vices lifted.

Qatar Air­ways group chief ex­ec­u­tive, Ak­bar al Baker, said, “At Qatar Air­ways, safety and se­cu­rity are al­ways our high­est pri­or­i­ties. They are ex­pressed in ev­ery­thing we do. We were pleased to be the first air­line au­dited un­der the IOSA pro­gramme in 2003, and we re­main very proud of main­tain­ing our un­blem­ished safety and se­cu­rity record yet again in 2017. This achieve­ment pro­vides con­tin­ued as­sur­ance that Qatar Air­ways meets world-class safety and se- cu­rity stan­dards when mea­sured against IATA’s global bench­mark. I con­grat­u­late all our staff on this achieve­ment, which is recog­ni­tion of their ded­i­ca­tion to the safety and se­cu­rity of our pas­sen­gers.”

The IOSA pro­gramme en­ables air­lines to re­view their safety pro­cesses us­ing a world­wide stan­dard that has be­come the sin­gle in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­cepted safety and se­cu­rity au­dit process for air­lines. Un­der IOSA, ac­cred­ited au­di­tors as­sess an air­line's op­er­a­tional man­age- ment and con­trol sys­tems, in­clud­ing the ar­eas of cor­po­rate or­gan­i­sa­tion and man­age­ment, flight op­er­a­tions, op­er­a­tional con­trol, flight dis­patch, air­craft en­gi­neer­ing and main­te­nance, cabin op­er­a­tions, air­craft ground han­dling, cargo op­er­a­tions and op­er­a­tional se­cu­rity.

Since 2003, when the au­dit pro­gramme was ini­ti­ated, Qatar Air­ways has ex­panded its global foot­print to more than 150 des­ti­na­tions, with plans to con­tinue adding a host of new and ex­cit­ing busi­ness and leisure des­ti­na­tions through­out 2017 and 2018, in­clud­ing Can­berra, Aus­tralia; Chi­ang Mai, Thai­land; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; San Fran­cisco, US and San­ti­ago, Chile, to name a few. The air­line con­tin­ues its ex­pan­sion in East­ern Europe this sum­mer with the re­cent launch of ser­vice to Skopje, soon to be fol­lowed by Prague, Czech Repub­lic.

Qatar Air­ways has re­ceived a num­ber of ac­co­lades this year, in­clud­ing Air­line of the Year by the pres­ti­gious 2017 Sky­trax World Air­line Awards, which was held at the Paris Air Show. This is the fourth time that Qatar Air­ways has been awarded this global recog­ni­tion.

In ad­di­tion, the na­tional car­rier of Qatar also won a raft of other ma­jor awards at the cer­e­mony, in­clud­ing Best Air­line in the Mid­dle East, World’s Best Busi­ness Class and World’s Best First Class Air­line Lounge. Qatar Air­ways, based in Doha, Qatar, is one of the fastest-grow­ing air­lines op­er­at­ing one of the youngest and most tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced fleets in the world. The air­line is also cel­e­brat­ing its twen­ti­eth year of global op­er­a­tions this year. Qatar Air­way’s mod­ern fleet of 200 air­crafts flies to more than 150 key busi­ness and leisure des­ti­na­tions across six con­ti­nents.

Qatar Air­ways, the na­tional car­rier of Qatar, is cel­e­brat­ing 20 years of Go­ing Places To­gether with trav­ellers across its more than 150 busi­ness and leisure des­ti­na­tions.

The world’s fast grow­ing air­line will add a num­ber of ex­cit­ing new des­ti­na­tions to its grow­ing net­work in 2017-18, in­clud­ing Dublin, Nice, Skopje, Sara­jevo and many more, fly­ing pas­sen­gers on board its mod­ern fleet of 200 air­crafts.

A mul­ti­ple award-win­ning air­line, Qatar Air­ways was re­cently named Air­line of the Year by the 2017 World Air­line Awards, man­aged by in­ter­na­tional air trans­port rat­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion Sky­trax. It was also named World’s Best Busi­ness Class, Best Air­line in the Mid­dle East and World’s Best First Class Air­line Lounge.

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