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FlyNamibia bullish as it joins IATA

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FlyNamibia’s is now a member of International Air Transport Association (IATA), a move that the airline terms as “significant milestone.”

It not only marks an extraordinary achievement for FlyNamibia but also signifies a promising future for the airline industry in Namibia and beyond.

IATA, with its mission to represent, lead, and serve the global airline industry, stands as the collective voice of approximately 300 airlines hailing from more than 120 countries worldwide.

The core vision that propels IATA’s actions is the determination to collaboratively shape the future growth of an aviation sector that is both safe and secure, while ensuring sustainability. Through this endeavour, IATA endeavours to create an air transport industry that not only connects nations but also enriches our global community.

FlyNamibia’s membership in IATA opens up a world of opportunities for the airline, its employees, and, most importantly, its valued customers. By aligning with IATA’s principles and collaborating with a global network of industry leaders, FlyNamibia is poised to elevate its operations, offer enhanced services, and contribute to the growth and sustainability of air travel in Namibia.

“This momentous occasion is a testament to FlyNamibia’s dedication to excellence, safety, and customer satisfaction. As we embark on this new chapter, we anticipate the myriad benefits that IATA membership will bring to the airline, its passengers, and the aviation industry as a whole.”

In order to be accepted an airline must pass the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

IOSA is the globally-benchmarked safety quality standard for assessing airlines.   It is a mandatory IATA membership eligibility requirement.  Member airlines are required to undergo IOSA audits biennially to retain their membership.

IATA members benefit from access to the association’s financial clearing house and its billings settlements and distribution systems, which smooth the process of collecting and disbursing revenues and settling bills for some infrastructure services such as air traffic control and overflight permits.

FlyNamibia is owned by Westair (60%) and South Africa-based Airlink (40%).

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