Nigeria's Dana Air has become the latest African airline to be listed on the International Air Transport Association (IATA ) Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) registry.
The International Grounds Operations Manual registry is for companies and airlines who have demonstrated full compliance with internationally recognized standards for ground handling processes.
The IATA Ground Operational Manual concept which was initiated by IATA, defines ground handling standards for airlines and ground service providers to ensure safe, efficient, and consistent ground service activities.
According to IATA, ground operations are essential task for all airlines and ground service providers to deliver smooth turnarounds and on time departures, with safety being the number one priority.
The IATA Board of Governors has set a target (50% of member airlines in 2006) to start to implement the IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) as their minimum standard for ground operations.
Having flown over 2.7 million passengers in the last 9 years, Dana Air is one of Nigeria’s leading airlines with over 27 daily flights from Lagos to Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo and Owerri.
The airline is reputed for its innovative online products, world-class in-flight service and unrivaled on-time departures.