GOL achieves IOSA Registration
GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes has been awarded IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) registration from IATA. This audit is recognised as the global standard for assessing airlines' operational safety and controls.
The airline says that receiving the registration underlines its "excellent operational safety standards and increases the potential for a series of commercial opportunities, such as signing new codeshare agreements with foreign airlines that operate intercontinental flights to Brazil or South America".
Constantino de Oliveira Júnior, GOL's CEO, remarked, "New codeshare agreements will provide GOL with a larger intercontinental feeder network, increasing the number of passengers with direct, convenient access to its extensive South American network. These agreements will also benefit the more than six million registered SMILES participants, who will now have the option to use their accrued miles on other airlines to visit destinations around the world."
"In addition to international recognition, IOSA certification will allow GOL to consolidate its operational safety audit procedures, streamlining the process to make it more efficient while also optimising operating costs," added Captain Fernando Rockert de Magalhães, GOL's vice-president, technical.