Good news for air passengers

Added 14/09/2011

Airplane taking off

A highly rated agency have analysed over 40 airlines by judging them on 15 criteria including the age of the airline, the number of cabin crew available, pilot training and the number of accidents that they have been involved in during the last ten years.

British Airways came out on top and were closely followed by Air France-KLM and Lufthansa as being the safest airlines in Europe. US carriers that rated well include American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.

ATRA, who operate independently, says that the study was carried out to ‘provide the aviation sector with rigorous and transparent information, liable to encourage airlines to track, interpret and discuss any criteria in the organisation contributing to flight safety’.

Air passengers-know your rights

If you are jetting off on your holiday it is important that you are aware of your rights as an air passenger.

The European Union have created regulations to protect air passengers whose flights may be delayed or cancelled.The regulations have been created to protect air passengers who travel on domestic and international flights taking off from any airport in the European Union. People flying into the EU from overseas will also be covered by the legislations as long as they are travelling on a European airline. Find out more informationhere .