Muharraq, Kingdom of Bahrain, Bahrain Air (Bahrain Air Company B.S.C. closed) announced it have been admitted as a full member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The formal notification was received on the 22nd of March.

Bahrain Air, positioning its as "Premium Value Carrier" business model. The carrier complied with  required operational and safety standards necessary to qualify for the IATA certificate and renewed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) earlier this year.

Richard Nuttall, Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Air, said: “This is a historical moment for a young airline like Bahrain Air. The path to qualify for IATA membership is highly demanding and requires dedication and discipline. But our team has worked very hard to see this day.

“Going forward, membership of IATA will allow us to build on our distribution and to work with other IATA carriers to provide better connectivity to, from and over Bahrain. At the same time we will have better access to all the services of IATA as we continue to take Bahrain Air to new levels in the future.”

 Dr Majdi Sabri, IATA's Regional Vice President for Middle East and North Africa added: "We are pleased to welcome Bahrain Air to the IATA family. Bahrain Air is a growing airline in possibly the most dynamic aviation region of the world. Being an IATA member not only confirms that Bahrain Air conforms to the highest safety standards; it also gives the airline the opportunity, through IATA's activities, to benefit from the latest industry best practices. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with the Bahrain Air."

Source: Bahrain Air Company B.S.C. (closed)