Muscat: National carrier Oman Air has been awarded the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) registration by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) at Muscat International Airport (MCT) and Salalah Airport (SLL). Being the first certified company in Oman, the award confirms the safety of Oman Air ground operations making it globally-recognized as one of the safest airlines.
ISAGO is an internationally-recognized audit programme for ground-handling companies. The programme uses internationally recognized ground operational standards aimed at reducing risk and cost. This provides ground handlers with a uniform set of standards from all airports irrespective of the airline they are handling.
Oman Air was awarded ISAGO registration following a comprehensive audit that was carried out by IATA-approved auditors from the 24th of April until the 1st of May 2017. During the audit, the headquarters and stations of Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport were assessed on over 300 ground operation standards and recommended practices. The areas covered by the audit were Organization and Management, Load Control, Passenger and Baggage handling and Aircraft handling and Loading.