Malé, Maldives – Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) has attained the ISAGO certification for the third consecutive time. This certification is for the Safety Audit of Ground Operations awarded by the International Air Transport Aviation (IATA).
Velana International Airport (VIA)’s Ground Service Provider (MACL) has received this certification in the years 2016, 2018 and 2020.
The certificate was handed over at a special ceremony to the Managing Director of MACL by the Safety, Security and Quality Section.
MACL was awarded the ISAGO certification after a thorough audit by the IATA in the sectors of Organization and Management, Load Control, Passenger & Baggage Handling, Aircraft Handling & Loading, Aircraft Ground Movement, and Cargo & Management.
The ISAGO programme is an internationally recognised system for assessing the operational management and control systems of an organisation that provides ground handling services for airlines. ISAGO is based on industry-proven quality audit principles and is structured to ensure a standardised audit with consistent results across aviation businesses.
As the businesses of ground services providers are so diverse; ranging from airside passenger transport and baggage handling to load control and cargo handling, the ISAGO approach combines a framework of audit standards (suitable for all Ground Services Providers) with specific standards for each individual activity. This enables the ISAGO audit to be utilised by ground handling companies of all sizes from a single station to multinational enterprises.