Monday, June 24, 2013

■ ZIMBABWE: Air Zimbabwe readmitted to IATA after passing its IOSA.

Air ZimbabweAir Zimbabwe (UM) has reportedly been readmitted to the International Air Travel Association's International Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registry following the audit's completion in February.

Air Zimbabwe 737
Air Zimbabwe 737 (Savvas Garozis)
Government mouthpiece, The Herald, reports that Zimbabwe's Minister of Transport, Communications and Infrastructural Development, Nicholas Goche, confirmed the development in a statement saying that the Zimbabwean national carrier now conforms to IATA's minimum operational safety, efficiency and quality benchmarks as observed by operators worldwide. 

The move now paves the way for a tentative resumption of international flights.

The national airline was de-registered from IATA's IOSA registry in September 2012 after it initial IOSA was temporarily stopped owing to an industrial strike.