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World First - 425 Airlines Independently Rated For Safety



          World First - 425 Airlines Independently Rated For Safety

NERVOUS FLYERS TAKE HEART - RESULTS REVEALS THE BEST AND WORST IN THE WORLD
WITH NORTH AMERICAN AIRLINES FARING WELL FOR SAFETY BUT POORLY FOR PRODUCT

PR Newswire

SYDNEY, June 11, 2013

SYDNEY, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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 launched today is putting those fears to rest. A
world-first, www.airlineratings.com 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 a team of aviation editors who have
forensically researched airlines flying today.

The airlines are rated out of seven stars on safety while product is judged
out of seven for full service airlines and five stars for low cost and
regional airlines.

"Most North American airlines score well for safety, but considerably worse
for product quality compared with other major airlines around the world," said
Geoffrey.

The painstaking work took more than two years and its 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. 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 more.

Here is a sample of the ratings. For a full listing, visit
www.airlineratings.com.

Airline           Safety Rating Product Rating
Air Canada        7 stars       6.5 stars
American Airlines 7 stars       4 stars
British Airways   7 stars       6 stars
Delta             7 stars       4 stars
JetBlue           7 stars       5 stars
Qantas            7 stars       7 stars
United Airlines   7 stars       3.5 stars
Virgin Atlantic   7 stars       7 stars

Some 1, 2 and 3 star airlines in the world include Lion Air, Yeti Airlines
(Nepal), Bluewing (Suriname), Yangon Airlines (Myanmar), Air India Express and
Airlines PNG.

About Geoffrey Thomas:

Geoffrey is a world renowned award-winning writer, author and commentator.

Geoffrey retired as Chief Editor of the airline management journal Air
Transport World in January 2012 to develop Airline Ratings.com.

He has won 35 international and national aerospace awards for his work
including the prestigious Royal Aeronautical Society (RAS) Aerospace
Journalist of the Year four times.

He is available for interview.

Contact:

Geoffrey Thomas
+61-8-9482-3803
+61-417-936-610
Geoffrey.Thomas@AirlineRatings.com

SOURCE Airline Ratings

Website: www.airlineratings.com
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