Congo Airways renews its IOSA certification
Congo Airways remains safe. The national airline of the DRC has successfully renewed its IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) certification. The information was made public by the flagship on its Twitter account where it states that it has "once again passed the IATA (International Air Transport Association) safety audit with flying colours to continue to guarantee your safety and that of your loved ones". IOSA is the world's leading standard for auditing the safety of air carrier operating procedures. This IATA programme is designed to assess the operational management and control systems of airlines. Normally valid for two years, this new certification will only be valid until 22 September 2022 for the Congolese carrier.
To deliver such a certification, the auditors check the conformity of more than 980 standards and recommended practices (ISARPS) by the IOSA programme in eight operational domains related to organisation, quality, safety, flight operations, ground handling, maintenance or flight preparation.
For the flying leopard, this certification obtained for the first time in 2017 is the perfect sesame to ensure its mission to promote the socio-economic integration of the DRC through important movements of people and goods. Based on this distinction, the flag bearer aims to become a reference company in Central Africa by being excellent in its operations and by offering competitive fares within the DRC and beyond.
Congo Airways currently only operates domestic flights.
Its regional routes have been suspended since 2020. Its fleet includes two A320ceos, two Q400s, two E190s (leased from Kenya Airways). Its order book also includes two E190-E2s. The country is also working on the launch of a new airline called Air Congo, a joint venture with Ethiopian Airlines.