Tuesday, August 30, 2011

World's top 10 safest airlines named

While European and American airlines infrequently feature in the top 10 rankings for best customer service, airlines from these regions have dominated a latest list of the world's safest carriers.

A report by the Air Transport Rating Agency (ATRA), released yesterday, found that the safest carriers in the world were primarily those based in Europe and the US.

No Australian airlines featured in the top 10.

Air France-KLM, British Airways and Lufthansa are the Safest Airlines in Europe.

The safest US-based airlines are AMR Corporation, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways, while the safest from Asia is Japan Airlines, it said, without giving a ranking within the top ten.

To obtain this categorization, the first of its kind, ATRA examined publicly available information on 15 criteria, such as the average age of the aircraft used or the homogeneity of the fleet, it said.
The agency explained that to understand Airline safety, one needed not only to look at accident figures, but also technical, human, organizational and external elements.

Even though the European Union publishes a 'blacklist' of dangerous airlines, there exists a real difference in protection between the other airline companies, ATRA added.

The Top 10 Airline list is in contrast to the annual Skytrax survey that ranks airlines based on customer service. None of the Airlines in the Skytrax top 10 made the ATRA's top 10 safety list.

World's 10 Safest Airlines (In Alphabetical Order)

Air France-KLM

AMR Corporation (American Airlines, American Eagles)

British Airways

Continental Airlines

Delta Airlines

Japan Airlines


Southwest Airlines

United Airlines

US Airways

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The best way to enjoy your vacation

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While hiring a bus charter it is very important to consider the following factors such as cost effectiveness,   services provided by the particular bus charter and safety. The advantage of preferring a bus charter while on vacation is you can stop at sometime later and enjoy sightseeing or can take a quick lunch or breakfast with picturesque beauty around. Nowadays lot of bus charters are available providing you with good service and affordable rates. All you have to do is make an initial enquiry with the various bus charter services available and decide on the best you prefer.  To be it on a safer side, do some research on the particular bus charters which you have preferred.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Jetstar Jumps into Low-Cost Japan Travel

Jetstar Japan’s low-cost approach to air travel will be enough to make eager customers jump for joy, if the advertising is to be believed.

But while the ad offers plenty of bright, if not perhaps well-worn scenes from Japan, and the latest carrier says its prices for travel inside Japan will be “on average 40% cheaper” than other domestic flights, the joint venture between Qantas Airways Ltd., Japan Airlines Corp. and Mitsubishi Corp. is joining an gradually more competitive race to win over customers looking for bargains in the notoriously expensive domestic travel market.

While flights for Jetstar Japan will start taking off from the end of 2012, Japan Airlines’ local rival All Nippon Airways Co. is previously gearing up two ventures of its own that will be up and running by then: Peach Aviation Ltd., a joint venture with two Hong Kong investment firms that will be based in Kansai, and AirAsia Japan, a joint venture with Asia’s largest low cost carrier, Malaysia-based AirAsia.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

AirTran to halt flights to four cities early next year

AirTran Airways said Monday that it will stop flying to four cities in untimely 2012, saying the Flights there are no longer economically feasible.

AirTran, a subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. since May 2, will halt flights to Asheville, N.C., Moline, Ill., and Atlantic City, N.J., as of Jan. 7