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IATA renews SriLankan Airlines’ IOSA registry

The International Air Travel Association (IATA) has renewed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registry of SriLankan Airlines for a further two years up to December 4, 2020.

IOSA is the global airline industry’s benchmark for an airline’s operational management and control systems.

SriLankan Airlines has a tradition of adopting and adhering to the highest standards and benchmarks in all areas of airline operations, and had its IOSA registry renewed again following a stringent audit process, a spokesman for the Airline said.

Conforming to IOSA’s high standards needs a collective, concerted and continuous effort by thousands of employees throughout the airline’s global network will strengthen the confidence of its customers and industry partners that SriLankan continues its sterling record throughout its operational and control systems.

SriLankan in 2006 became one of the first airlines in Asia to obtain IOSA registry, which is renewed every two years.

The IOSA Standards and Recommended Practices contain a thousand standards that are continuously improved upon which IATA member airlines are required to comply with. SriLankan’s Safety Management System is compliant with the IOSA standards.

IATA is an authoritative body that counts 290 member airlines in 120 countries, which carry 82% of the world’s air traffic, both passenger and cargo.

SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, is a member of the Oneworld Global airline alliance, and an award-winning airline with a firm reputation as a global leader in service, comfort, safety, reliability, and punctuality.

Launched in 1979, the airline’s hub at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, provides convenient connections to its global network (including codeshare partners) of 111 destinations in 48 countries around the world.

Its direct route network covers major cities across the Middle East, the Subcontinent, South East Asia, the Far East, Europe and Australia.

The airline operates an all-Airbus fleet that includes state-of-the-art A330-300 and modern A320/321 neo aircraft.