Cebu Pacific has joined the
International Air Transportation Association, IATA.
With over 290 member airlines from 117 countries,
representing 82% of global air traffic, IATA represents,
leads and serves the global airline industry.
Pacific was established on 26 August 1988 and started operations
on 8 March 1996. In 2018, the airline flew over 20 million
passengers to 37 domestic and 26 international destinations,
across over 107 routes spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East,
Conrad Clifford, IATA's Vice President for Asia Pacific,
said, “We warmly
welcome Cebu Pacific, Asia’s oldest low-cost carrier, to the IATA
family. Today about 20% of our members globally are low-cost
carriers and we encourage more to join. We look forward to working
together with the Cebu Pacific team to help shape industry
standards, best practices and policies that ensure the safe,
efficient and sustainable growth of aviation in the Philippines
and Asia. Together with our 290+ member airlines, we make aviation
the business of freedom.”
The airline has achieved full compliance with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA),
joining a registry of 437 carriers worldwide that have strictly
complied with an internationally-recognised and accepted
evaluation system designed to assess the operational management
and control systems of an airline.
“We are pleased to join IATA as we can gain
access to expertise and learnings on best practices and
innovations among global airlines, as well as help formulate
policies on critical aviation issues. Moreover, we will also be
able to share our own operational experience and contribute to
further developing the airline industry as a whole,” said Lance Gokongwei, President and CEO of Cebu Pacific.
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