Namibia scores above regional and global average on airport safety systems

The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) has scored 72,31% on the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme – Continuous Monitoring Approach (USOAP-CMA).

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that sets standards and regulations for international air travel.

The international audit was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of Namibia’s safety oversight systems at its airports.

The audit was conducted from 6 to 18 March 2024.

“The results indicated an overall improvement in the safety performance of the state of Namibia, ranking the state above the regional/Eastern and Southern Africa (ESAF) region average of 60% and global average of 69.3%,” said Dan Kamati, spokesperson of NAC.

Ally Karaerua of the Federation of Namibian Tourism Associations (Fenata) said the rating has strengthened the country’s image as a travel destination.

“This is a major improvement from the previous score of 57,39% in 2016 and what is more encouraging is that the score is above the global average,” Karaerua said

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