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Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has successfully passed the comprehensive Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

Held in August 2019, the intense audit widely focused on the safety practices related to the daily operations of the airline was conducted in the Seychelles by a team of experts from an IATA approved Audit Organization.

The eight areas of the business involved in the audit included cargo, security, flight, ground, technical plus cabin operations as well as the compliance monitory safety department and the operations control center.

Gerard Edmond, Head of Management Systems and also the lead coordinator of the IOSA audit at Air Seychelles said:

“The IOSA audit is one of the most rigorous exercise that Air Seychelles as an IATA member goes through every two years. The audit is very important because it does not only benchmark the safety operations and control systems of the airline, but it also verifies if the airline is maintaining compliance to the global operating safety standards. I am very happy that as a small airline operator we have managed to meet all the standards required by IOSA and having received the IOSA certification our guests can rest assured that at Air Seychelles safety remains our number one priority in everything that we do.”

About Air Seychelles

The Seychelles' national carrier was incorporated in 1977 and was formally named 'Air Seychelles' in 1978. The airline began long-haul operations in 1983 and continues to remain one of the tourism pillars contributing towards the island's strongest growing economic sector.

In 2021, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards including, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Business Class and Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew . The airline also marked a historic milestone at the 28th edition of the World Travel Awards for having its premium lounge recognised for the first time ever as ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Lounge 2021’.