By: AirTravellerPH Staff
Cebu Pacific has become a member of the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) last December 17. The IATA is a trade association of the global airline industry the comprises of 290-member airlines from 117 countries, representing 82% of the global air traffic. Cebu Pacific was formally inducted into IATA by Conrad Clifford, Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific.
In a media statement, Cebu Pacific President and CEO Lance Gokongwei said, "We are pleased to join IATA as we can gain access to expertise and learnings on best practices and innovations among global airlines, as well as help formulate policies on critical aviation issues. Moreover, we will also be able to share our own operational experience and contribute to further developing the airline industry as a whole."
The IATA team briefed Cebu Pacific top management about industry concerns, IATA governance, and how the organization can support the airline's expansion plans.
IATA Vice President for Asia Pacific, Conrad Clifford said, "We warmly welcome Cebu Pacific, Asia's oldest low-cost carrier, to the IATA family. Today about 20% of our members globally are low-cost carriers and we encourage more to join. We look forward to working together with the Cebu Pacific team to help shape industry standards, best practices and policies that ensure the safe, efficient and sustainable growth of aviation in the Philippines and Asia. Together with our 290+ member airlines, we make aviation the business of freedom."
Cebu Pacific achieved full compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), joining a registry of 437 carriers worldwide that have strictly complied with an internationally-recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.
The airline has also been named as 2020's Most Improved Airline by Airlineratings.com.