SINCE the downing of Lion Air flight JT610 on Monday, we’ve heard a lot about the airline’s poor safety record and the ban imposed on all Indonesian carriers due to safety concerns. For many, this is the first time they’re hearing this, as airline safety records only seemed to be discussed after a tragedy has occurred. It’s understandable after such an event, in which all 189 people onboard died, that you will want to ensure an airline is safe before booking. Here are the resources you can use to source the information yourself without having to read about it in the news. SEE ALSO: Lion Air tragedy shines light on airline’s dismal safety record United States The International Aviation Safety Assessment Programme (IASA) operates on a country to country basis, banning the country rather than specific airlines if they don’t meet the standard. Hence why all Indonesian airlines – including...
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