Air Peace, one of Nigeria’s commercial airlines, has passed the International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) for the second time in its six years of operation, the airline announced today.

The Corporate Communications Manager of the airline, Chris Iwara, said the IOSA renewal was granted on merit based on the airline’s sustained culture of high standards in flight operations.

The renewal came barely two years after it secured its first IOSA certificate and was admitted as a member of the global aviation body.

Presenting the IOSA renewal Certificate to the Chairman of the airline, Allen Onyeama, in Lagos, the Area Manager (South West Africa) of IATA, Dr. Samson Fatokun, described the fresh exercise as much tougher than the first audit.

He congratulated the airline on scaling the test, urging the management to remain firmly uncompromised in ensuring the safety and integrity of its flight operations.

Onyeama, while receiving the certificate, commended IATA for insisting on strict safety requirements for flight operations and assured that the airline would continue to raise the bar of service in the aviation industry.

He said that Air Peace was ready to receive guidance from IATA to ensure its operations always accorded with global best practices and standards.

Onyema also confirmed that the airline has been touted as the fastest growing airline in less than one decade of operation. According to him, important aviation and corporate players across the world were amazed at the huge growth of Air Peace, which recently increased its fleet size to 24 aircraft to cater for the expansion of its domestic and regional operations.

Air Peace currently operates regional flights to more West Coast cities besides Accra, Freetown, Banjul and Dakar, and has concluded plans to launch long-haul flights to London, Dubai, Sharjah, Guangzhou-China, Mumbai and South Africa.