PAL gets IATA nod
THE COUNTRY’S flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL), has been certified to be compliant with international standards on ground safety and operations.
According to International Air Transport Association (IATA) country manager Roberto Lim, PAL is the third airline in the Asia-Pacific to have been given by his organization a certificate of implementation of IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM).
In a statement he said, it was “proof of PAL’s compliance to best practices and standards in its ground operations.”
Ground operations involve all aspects of aircraft handling at the airport, including aircraft movement and preparing planes for safe takeoff or landing.
The IATA presented the IGOM to PAL and PAL Express officials through IATA Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security-Asia-Pacific regional manager Richard Tan and Lim.
Present in the ceremonies at the PAL Executive Offices at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminal 2 were: PAL senior vice president for airline operations Ismael Augusto Gozon; senior assistant VP for airport services Meliton Pascual and PAL Express AVP for airport services Jane Go.
Gozon said, “The IGOM certification is a strong statement of PAL’s continuous effort and hard work to become the one of the world’s best airlines.”
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