Aloha Air Cargo is Internationally Recognized for Meeting Global Safety Benchmark

The cargo carrier is one of the newest operators in North America to become a certified IOSA Operator

HONOLULU (February 9, 2010) – Aloha Air Cargo, Hawaii’s leading air-freight carrier, substantiated its deep commitment to operational safety with its entrance to International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) globally accepted Operational Safety Audit program (IOSA).

“Protecting the wellbeing of our employees and safely delivering cargo for customers is our highest priority,” said Mike Malik, president of Aloha Air Cargo. “Receiving the honored distinction of being IOSA registered in aspects of operational safety creates a concrete foundation for Aloha Air Cargo’s future development in the aviation industry.”

The IOSA registration is given to airlines only after completion of a rigorous audit, measuring documentation and implementation against internationally established standards. The scope of the audit includes: corporate organization and management, flight operations, operational control or flight dispatch, aircraft engineering and maintenance, cabin operations, aircraft ground handling, cargo operations and operational security.

“As one of the newer airlines in North America to receive this merit, we’re proud to be on par with larger carriers and to meet international standards,” added Malik.

Aloha Air Cargo offers a number of unique services, from Same-Day Letter Express to large equipment and special handling freight including: perishable, dangerous and high value goods – and serves every major destination within the state of Hawaii including: Honolulu, Kahului, Lihue, Hilo and Kona. Aloha Air Cargo is committed to meeting any cargo need with the care and attention that it has provided to its customers for more than two decades.

For more information on Aloha Air Cargo, please call 808-836-4191 or visit

About Aloha Air Cargo
Headquartered in Honolulu, Aloha Air Cargo delivers fast, economical and reliable transport of goods between the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Island of Hawaii. It became an independent cargo operator after the closure of Aloha Airlines passenger services in May 2008. Aloha Tech Ops is a division of Aloha Air Cargo and provides maintenance and engineering services to airlines in the State of Hawaii. Aloha Air Cargo is owned by Seattle-based Saltchuk Resources, which has been doing business in Hawaii since 2000 when it acquired Young Brothers/Hawaiian Tug & Barge. Committed to the welfare of Hawaii and strengthening the local economy, the company also acquired Hawaii Fuel Network, Maui Petroleum and Minit Stop Stores in 2006.

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