United Nigeria Airlines has been successfully registered as an IOSA Operator under the IATA Operational Safety Audit program (IOSA) for the initial IOSA Audit which commenced last year.
A message from IOSA’s Senior Vice President, Operations, Safety, and Security, Mr. Nick Careendated March 13, 2023, reads: “IATA is proud to recognize that United Nigeria Airlines Company Limited has been successfully registered as an IOSA Operator under the IATA Operational Safety Audit Programme (IOSA), in accordance with the provisions of the IOSA Program Manual”.
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of United Nigeria Airlines, Mazi Osita Okonkwo, said the IOSA certification is a major achievement for the airline.
“We are extremely excited that we have formally achieved our target, set on the first day of operation, of operating according to best global standards, which IATA is the custodian of, within 2 years of taking to the skies. I must say that the audit process, which was thorough and tasking, has been a worthwhile exercise as it provided us with invaluable opportunities to improve our processes and procedures. Our profound gratitude goes to the great Team United Nigeria that worked diligently and tirelessly to prepare and follow through with the audit processes. We also thank our esteemed customers; your patronage and belief in us have pushed us to continue to pursue excellence in operations as we safely fly you daily to unite joyfully with your families, friends, associates, and businesses. We thank our regulators and services partners who have guided and supported us in our journey so far.”
Mazi Okonkwo further stated, “The certification affirms that we are operating according to the best global operational safety standards, which we are very proud of. I can assure our esteemed customers that we will remain committed to these high standards as we expand our local operations and prepare for regional operations of which being on the IATA Registry is a requirement.”
IATA is the global trade association of airline operators representing about 300 airlines with over 85 percent of air traffic across the world with the vision of causing the growth of safe, secure, and sustainable air transport.
IATA’s Operational Safety Audit Programme is aimed at “an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control system of an airline”.
About United Nigeria
United Nigeria Airlines, which commenced operations in February 2021 operates daily scheduled flights to and from various cities in Nigeria. It has been recognized by various major newspapers and organizations in the country for its operational and safety procedures. The airline is poised for expansion which will include regional operations.