Hamid Safi, CEO Safi Airways
The IOSA programme is recognised worldwide and accepted as the main evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. The audit itself determines the level of conformity that an airline has with IOSA standards, and permits an airline that meets all standards to become registered with IATA as an IOSA Operator.
The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) is the benchmark for safety management in all airlines globally, and being compliant with the audit is a pre-requisite of IATA membership.
Safi Airways IOSA Registration is a matter of pride for the owners and management of the airline. The audit was conducted in February 2012 and the airline will remain on the IOSA registry until February 2014, when a further audit will be required to retain membership of IATA.
Hamid Safi, Chief Executive Officer of Safi Airways commented: This is a significant achievement for the airline, which has been in operation since 2006. We are extremely pleased and terribly proud that our efforts to be fully compliant with these international safety standards have been recognised. Safi added: Passenger safety is, of course, a top priority for Safi Airways
Being placed on the IOSA registry allows Safi Airways to work closely with other major carriers in the region and elsewhere on codeshare and bilateral agreements to further extend the reach of the airline.
Safi Airways is the only full-service IATA scheduled carrier operating from Afghanistan. Safi Airways distributes through all major GDS’s and offers myriad destinations through its partner airlines such as Emirates, Etihad and Lufthansa. The airline operates a modern fleet of Airbus A320 in a two-class configuration offering Business and Economy Class. The airline’s main focus is reconnecting Afghanistan to the world whilst maintaining global aviation standards.