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

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



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