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|The shock waves from the Spanair tragedy continue to reverberate, but many in the airline industry are working to reassure passengers and potential travellers that flying is still one of the safest ways to travel (according to the World Health Organisation 127,000 people die a year in Europe in road accidents). Sepla, the Spanish pilots association have issued firm statements in support of Spanair saying “Spanair planes and flights are absolutely safe and comply with all operational security standards”. But confidence in flying has taken something of a knock. So how can airlines work to reassure passengers that it is still safe to fly? |
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At the moment it is an emotive issue, but rationally we all know that flying is the safest way to travel. There are more people dying on the roads, but an airplane crash causes more attention in the press media.