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NAS Afghanistan Renews ISAGO Certification

Kabul : Wednesday, December 4, 2019

National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, has renewed its IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certification in Kabul for the second year in a row.

ISAGO is an internationally-recognized system for assessing the operational management and control systems for ground handling service providers. It is based on industry-proven quality audit principles and follows a stringent and structured process that reviews training, policies, procedures, etc.

NAS was also among the first ground handling providers in the world to receive an ISAGO certification for its Kuwait operation in 2008 and continues to drive efforts to ensure that all its stations are certified.

In Afghanistan, NAS partners with Ariana Afghan Airlines to form the Ariana – NAS joint venture. Ariana - NAS, the exclusive ground handler at Kabul International Airport has been operating since 2014 and also provides services at the Herat and Kandahar International Airports.

Through its operations at the three major airports in Afghanistan, NAS handles more than 6,000 and over 2,000,000 passengers per year. Reinforced with an employee base of 353 employees and over 180 pieces of ground support equipment, NAS contributes greatly in the areas of employment, training and infrastructure development in the country.

NAS has also kicked off operations of its exclusive Pearl Lounge in Kabul recently. The first of its kind lounge at the airport caters to domestic and international passengers going through the Hamid Karzai International Airport.

Globally, NAS has a presence in more than 40 airports, handles seven out of the world’s top 10 airlines and operates over 40 airport lounges in 17 countries across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.