Now part of a family of over 240 airlines worldwide
June 4th, 2014 - Kampala, Uganda - Air Uganda has been accepted into the prestigious International Air Transport Association (IATA) effective immediately. IATA is the most prestigious aviation body in the world, with membership of over 240 international Airlines worldwide and presence in over 115 countries.
The association provides a powerful, unified and experienced voice that supports and promotes the interests of its members, by creating an international lobby for member airlines, bringing recognition setting the agenda priorities, driving industry change, training and operational standardization. With IATA membership Air Uganda will have access to the vastly diverse IATA pool of knowledge and expertise with more affordable training from its regional and global resource pool.
The IATA membership certificate was presented to the Air Uganda CEO, Mr. Cornwell Muleya by the IATA Director General and CEO Mr. Tony Tyler on June 2nd, 2014 at the recently concluded IATA AGM held in Doha, State of Qatar.
“We are continuously working towards improving of our value and service offering. Certification and membership of international bodies is an integral part of this process which is part of our strategy to grow the airline to greater heights. It also brings recognition to the teams that are working tirelessly to bring world class standards into our operations and a better flying experience and value to our customers. I am proud of what we have achieved so far as a team”, said Cornwell Muleya, Chief Executive Officer of Air Uganda.
Air Uganda received IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification in 2012, which was renewed in 2014 for another two years. IOSA certification is a prerequisite to IATA membership.
“Our current priorities include strengthening the IATA financial systems, reducing costs to the industry, developing new technical standards to facilitate innovation in distribution, improving global safety, protecting the industry’s ability to grow sustainably and seeking to avoid further burdensome regulation. I sincerely hope Air Uganda and its employees will continue to reap the full benefits of IATA membership,” commented, Mr. Hussein Dabbas, the Regional Vice President, Africa and the Middle East for IATA.