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How can I find out if my airline is safe?

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 Lion Air – were on the no-fly list until 2016. The programme ensures countries adhere to standards set by the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Countries are judged on eight criteria. These include operating regulations, personnel qualifications and training, how safety concerns are resolved, aviation laws, and civil aviation system and safety oversight functions. Results are published regularly in an Excel format, sorting countries into one of two categories. Category 1 does comply with ICAO standards; category 2 does not. Up until 2016, Indonesia and all its airlines fell into Category two. ... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, How can I find out if my airline is safe?, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you How can I find out if my airline is safe?

 

 

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Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Tuesday, 30 October

 

 

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