Cebu Paci ic re­ceives high­est rank­ing for safety from Air­lineRat­

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Air­lineRat­, one of the world’s lead­ing one-stop air­line safety and prod­uct rat­ing re­view web­site, has given Cebu Pa­cific Air the high­est 7-star safety rank­ing.

Af­ter care­ful eval­u­a­tion and feed­back from the air­line and avi­a­tion in­dus­try, Air­lineRat­ has up­graded its seven-star safety rat­ing sys­tem to give more im­por­tance to IOSA and this move el­e­vated Cebu Pa­cific up to 7-stars – the high­est rank­ing.

IOSA – the In­ter­na­tional Air Trans­port As­so­ci­a­tion Op­er­a­tion Safety Au­dit – was first in­tro­duced in 2003 to curb the dis­turb­ing trend in air­line ac­ci­dents and im­prove safety that could be at­trib­uted to sim­ple pro­cesses and main­te­nance pro­grams. Since it was in­tro­duced, air­lines that have com­pleted IOSA have up to a four-fold safer safety record than air­lines that do not do the au­dit.

In 2017, the all ac­ci­dent rate for air­lines on the IOSA reg­istry was nearly four times bet­ter than that of non-IOSA air­lines (0.56 vs. 2.17 ac­ci­dents per mil­lion flights) and it was nearly three times bet­ter over the 2012-16 pe­riod.

Of sig­nif­i­cantim­por­tance to Air­linerat­ is that the au­dit is done ev­ery two years and cov­ers over 1,060 pa­ram­e­ters.

Air­lineRat­ now awards an air­line that has com­pleted IOSA three stars.

Air­lineRat­ Edi­tor-in-Chief Ge­of­frey Thomas con­grat­u­lated Cebu Pa­cific on this achieve­ment.

“Cebu Pa­cific has be­come a ma­jor part of the fab­ric of life in the Philip­pines bring­ing af­ford­able travel to most,” said Thomas.

“The air­line has a very mod­ern fleet and op­er­a­tionally is now up there with the best.”

“That is great news for the trav­el­ing pub­lic,” said Thomas.

Cebu Pa­cific achieved full com­pli­ance with the In­ter­na­tional Air Trans­port As­so­ci­a­tion (IATA) Oper­a­tional Safety Au­dit (IOSA), join­ing a ros­ter of 429 air­lines world­wide that have strictly com­plied with the most strin­gent of in­ter­na­tional stan­dards gov­ern­ing avi­a­tion safety. It is con­sid­ered as the ac­cred­i­ta­tion with the high­est stan­dards for safety in the air­line in­dus­try.

Cebu Pa­cific com­menced ser­vices in March 1996, ini­tially only do­mes­tic op­er­a­tions but launched in­ter­na­tional op­er­a­tions in Novem­ber 2001. It was the first lo­cal air­line to in­tro­duce e-tick­et­ing, pre­paid ex­cess bag­gage and seat se­lec­tion in the Philip­pines.

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