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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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|Chari and José, Madrid|
We come to the Canary Islands for all of our holidays, and we always fly. We also fly to other places, like Ibiza or Mallorca for short breaks. This time we even came with Spanair, so what? Everybody knows that flying is the safest and cheapest way to travel and I would say to everyone, don’t think twice, just relax, fly away and enjoy your holidays! That’s it!