kulula upholds its commitment to safety

kulula ends the year with a continued commitment to rigorous safety standards

Jo'burg, December 2010 - Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to safety, kulula soars into 2011 as the only independent low-fare South African airline registered with IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit). The common global safety benchmark enforces rigorous airline safety standards.

Launched in 2003, the IOSA programme is the airline industry's first globally accepted audit programme. IOSA provides a common set of audit standards that are centrally managed, continuously updated, and consistently implemented by experts and industry professionals.

Airlines that have undergone an IOSA audit and have cleared all findings enter the IOSA registry. Airlines listed on this registry meet the IOSA standards, which are based on eight areas of airline operational safety: corporate organisation and management systems; flight operations; operational control – flight dispatch; aircraft engineering and maintenance; cabin operations; ground handling; cargo operations, and operational security.

To maintain its status on the IOSA registry, kulula must undergo and complete an IOSA audit every two years. The airline completed its third IOSA accreditation in February this year.

"IOSA accreditation demonstrates our ongoing commitment to airline safety – our number one priority," says kulula.com Marketing Manager, Nadine Damen.