Finance Minister Hon David Adeang MP has today congratulated the board of Nauru Airlines for a successful audit by Australia’s aviation regulator, and hailed the airline’s current growth.
The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) yesterday announced the results from the biennial audit which took place over the last week. A statement issued by the airline’s board revealed, “It was a very comprehensive and professional audit and resulted in a satisfactory outcome, of which all staff can be proud.”
Mr Adeang explained the audit had been scheduled since early December and is an instrumental part of operating any airline to ensure safety and accountability.
“I’d like to extend the Government’s congratulations to the airline’s board, operational teams and indeed all staff, for the way they have ensured that Nauru Airlines is now widely recognised as a leader in the Pacific.”
The minister also commended the airline on its expansion and new business development, particularly the agreement to fly for Air Vanuatu to Auckland and Fiji from June 17.
The new agreement will see Nauru Airlines flying approximately 80 hours per week for Air Vanuatu, creating significant revenue.
“This, added to our training of Air Vanuatu’s cabin crew, shows just how successful an enterprise can be if operated with good governance and the right financial strategy,” he said.
“I also welcome six new pilots who started this week and note that the board is currently reviewing the fleet and considering new aircraft, which will expand our capabilities even more.”
Mr Adeang said the airline will have more news to announce soon.
“The Government of Nauru has worked hard to improve the economy since we were elected in 2013, and a successful airline means more jobs for Nauruans and more financial injection into the local economy which benefits everyone.”
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