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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Best and worst airlines revealed.

425 Airlines rated for safety in new website

Have you ever wondered how safe is the airline you are about to board?  Perhaps you have had niggling doubts, strong feelings or definite disquiet about what lies ahead?  A new website is about to put those fears to rest.  A world-first, delivers expert safety ratings for 425 airlines around the world.


Created by award-winning Australian aviation editor and author, Geoffrey Thomas, the site was developed by him and a team of aviation editors who have forensically researched airlines flying today.


The airlines are rated from one to seven stars on both safety and product quality – with seven being the highest ranking.


"While air travel has never been safer and we found a record number of airlines –137 - with a seven-star ranking, while 43 have just three stars or less," said Geoffrey.


The rating system takes into account a number of different factors related to audits from aviation's governing bodies and lead associations as well as government audits and the airline's fatality record.


"We view safety holistically and objectively using only internationally recognised audits from the most respected bodies," said Geoffrey.


While major airlines in Australia and New Zealand airlines scored very well with high ratings for both safety and product quality, many of those flying in Africa and Indonesia today scored very poorly.


"As someone who typically flies more than 75 days a year, I can tell you, it's important to know more about the airline you're about to hop onto  than merely what they're serving for lunch!  In some parts of the world, people may be better off considering road or train options than risking a flight," he said.


"For example, if you're flying from London to Moscow, do you think Belavia Airlines would be a safe bet or not?" he added.  "It is highly likely you haven't heard of them and you may prefer to opt for a different airline, and yet Belavia has a perfect score of seven for safety."


The painstaking work took more than two years and the result is a website with the most comprehensive collection of independent information about airlines, their safety ratings, product quality, aircraft types, lounge reviews, and much more. will be updated continuously to add new reviews, incorporate new information and re-rate airlines based on their demonstrated safety.


"We believe is the best website for people flying today, people planning to travel and those working in the travel industry who need quick, independent and reliable information for their clients," said Mr Thomas.


The website also includes:

·         Reassuring factual advice for those who have fear of flying – which even explains the various noises passengers hear on take-off and landing and during the flight;

·         Comprehensive library of aircraft types – so you can tell whether you're boarding an A320 or a B737;

·         Airline product reviews – descriptions of seats, service, and entertainment.

·         Did you know section to take away the mystery of aircraft and airlines

Some of the 7 star safety rated airlines in Australia and Asia Pacific include Air New Zealand, Qantas, Emirates, Etihad, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and China Southern.


Airlines to watch out for. Here are just a few of the 1, 2 and 3 star airlines in the world; Lion Air, Yeti Airlines (Nepal), Ariana Afghan Airways, Yangon Airlines (Myanmar), Air India Express and Airlines PNG.




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