SEPANG, 12 September 2018 - AirAsia Malaysia has been officially recognised as an International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registered operator, following the completion of the IOSA audit.

AirAsia Malaysia is the third airline within AirAsia Group to achieve IOSA accreditation, after AirAsia X Malaysia in 2014 and AirAsia Indonesia last month.

AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said, “This accreditation by a globally recognised safety benchmark demonstrates our commitment to safe and secure operations. Safety is our top priority, and we will continue working hard to ensure we maintain the highest levels of operational integrity.”

AirAsia Group Head of Safety Capt Ling Liong Tien said, “We are targeting to have the remaining Asean short-haul airlines in the group undergo the IOSA audit by early next year, so our guests can have that extra peace of mind wherever they fly AirAsia.”

IOSA is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess an airline’s operational management and control systems and is regarded by the industry as the global benchmark for safety management.

The audit, conducted bienially, covers eight functional and operational areas: organisation and management system, flight operations, operational control and flight dispatch, aircraft engineering and maintenance, cabin operations, ground handling operations, cargo operations and security management.