Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) Gerry’s dnata, Pakistan’s leading ground services provider, continues to be recognised for achieving the highest safety standards. The company obtained IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Station Accreditation at Islamabad International Airport (ISB), following the successful completion of a comprehensive audit of its ground handling operations at the airport.
Syed Haris Raza, Vice President of Gerry’s dnata, said: “Safety continues to be at the heart of everything we do. The achievement of the ISAGO accreditation demonstrates our team’s commitment and ability to consistently deliver excellence in safety. I thank my colleagues for their hard work and dedication.”
Gerry’s dnata has also successfully renewed its ISAGO Registration in Karachi (KHI). In 2019, Gerry’s dnata became the first ground services provider to be awarded the prestigious ISAGO Registration in Pakistan.
ISAGO is an audit program for ground-handling companies serving airlines at airports covering the areas of organization and management, load control, passenger and baggage handling, aircraft handling and loading and aircraft ground movement. It offers benefits to airlines, ground handlers, regulatory as well as airport authorities. These include safer ground operations, fewer accidents and injuries, elimination of redundant audits, reduced costs, less damage and fewer audits, a uniform audit process and harmonized standards, improved safety oversight, harmonized auditor training and qualifications, improved quality standards, and enhanced understanding of high-risk areas within ground operations.
In recent years, Gerry’s dnata has significantly enhanced its operations and services to deliver the highest level of quality and safety and help airline customers safely transport passengers and precious cargo to and from Pakistan. It made significant investments in infrastructure, technology and equipment, including the opening of a new, state-of-the-art cargo facility in Lahore which doubled the company’s cargo handling capacity at the airport.
In addition, Gerry’s dnata obtained Maintenance Organization Approval from the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority to provide aircraft line maintenance services to airline customers, and now offers a one-stop-shop of ground handling, cargo and technical services at the airports of Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad.
Gerry’s dnata serves more than 20 airline customers at seven Pakistani airports. The company’s team consists of over 2,500 dedicated aviation professionals who assist more than seven million passengers and handle 150,000 tons of cargo annually.