December 28, 2022


Air Niugini has again successfully passed the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) giving the airline validation for the next two years.

The IOSA certificate is a global industry standard for airline operational safety auditing. For two decades, IOSA has become the industry benchmark in safety auditing, contributing to improving safety performance. IOSA certification ensures airlines are compliant with safety requirements and recommended practices determined by IATA and is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.

Under IOSA, accredited auditors assess Air Niugini’s operational management and control systems, including the areas of corporate organization and management, flight operations, operational control, flight dispatch, aircraft engineering and maintenance, cabin operations, aircraft ground handling, cargo operations and operational security

Air Niugini’s Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Alabaster said this achievement provides continued assurance that Air Niugini meets world class safety and security standards as measured against IATA’s global benchmark.

“At Air Niugini, safety is always our highest priority. It is expressed in everything we do and we are pleased to be one of the few airlines and the only one in PNG audited and certified under the IOSA program, and we remain very proud of maintaining that safety record yet again this year.”

Certification enables airlines to review safety processes using a worldwide standard that has become the single internationally accepted safety and security audit process for airlines.

Mr Alabaster added “With IOSA certification and auditing, passengers can have comfort in knowing that an IOSA certified airline complies with the most stringent of rules and practices governing aviation safety. It is also one of the prerequisites for codeshare agreements with other international carriers”

IOSA certification renewal is every two years with Air Niugini’s latest expiring in October 2024. Air Niugini has successfully passed 9 IOSA audits since 2009 and with every audit, the airline has continuously endeavoured to improve its systems and processes and build the safety conscience of its staff.


Corporate Communications Department
Tuesday 27th December, 2022