Coastal Travels Limited has achieved, and maintained the IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) designed for commercial passenger and/or cargo operators
since 2021. The ISSA program is a global safety standard for commercial operators not covered by existing programs.


The IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) Program is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.

This achievement is a reflection of Coastal Travels Limited’s commitment to safety and compliance. With the dynamic aviation market today‚ particularly with regards to how it affects traveling passengers globally‚ it is critical that airline operators raise their standards with regards to safety and compliance. This is what Coastal Travels Limited has achieved with this certification from IATA.

Coastal Travels Limited‚ being the pioneer safari operator in Tanzania‚ has been awarded this prestigious ISSA certification by IATA to validate its compliance to globally accepted safety standards and recommended practices.

“Safety has always been, and remains top of Coastal’s agenda. The new management team (from April 2023), has run rigorous audits to identify and seal potential gaps. The team has been strengthened and stringent SMS (Safety Management Systems) have been put in place.

Coastal continues to operate Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) cockpits on all commercial flights. This is in addition to the robust reporting system in place.

The training program and assessment system has been enhanced by the new team, with competent hands at the helm.

This process is a continuous one, as Coastal remains committed to Safety on ground and in the air.”

Dr. Capt. Basil Obeidat‚ CEO, Coastal Travels Limited