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IAPA NEWSLETTER NAMES CATHAY PACIFIC, QANTAS, SABENA AND SINGAPORE THE WORLD'S SAFEST SMALL AIRLINES

 WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The "IAPA Travel Safety Alert" Newsletter today released the list of the world's safest small airlines which are (in alphabetical order) Cathay Pacific, Qantas, Sabena and Singapore Airlines. In addition, "the following small airline was rated good: TAP/Air Portugal." This list of the world's safest small airlines supplements the list of the world's safest large airlines which was released last month by the International Airline Passengers Association (IAPA). The "IAPA Travel Safety Alert" Newsletter is distributed to members of the International Airline Passengers Association, according to David Stempler, Washington counsel for IAPA.
 Stempler stated: "The `IAPA Travel Safety Alert' airline safety rating system uses at least 10 years' worth of data and strives to predict the future risk of a particular airline having a fatal accident." "The historical data includes fatal accidents per million flights, fatalities per million passengers, the airline's quality of pilot training and maintenance, the value and average age of the aircraft fleet and the air traffic control infrastructure and overall commitment to aviation safety of the airline's home country."
 According to Stempler: "To make the list of the world's safest small airlines, the airline had to meet the following criteria: operated between 250,000 and 600,000 flights during the 10-year period ending Dec. 31, 1992; no fatal accidents since Jan. 1, 1974, and average fleet age of 12 years or less and a high fleet value per passenger."
 Stempler then stated, "As good as the 'IAPA Travel Safety Alert' airline safety rating system is in predicting the likelihood of future fatal airline accidents, and as safe as the 'IAPA Travel Safety Alert's' list of the world's safest airlines are, there can be no guarantee that a very safe airline will not have a fatal accident in the future." He said, "That's why they call them accidents!" Stempler concluded, however, that "IAPA members can tend to put the odds in their favor by relying, as much as possible, on the 'IAPA Travel Safety Alert's' list of the world's safest airlines."
 The list of the world's safest small airlines supplements the list of the world's safest large airlines released last month in the "IAPA Travel Safety Alert." "The list of the world's safest airlines were grouped by size based on the total number of flights." "The Safest of the World's Biggest Airlines are (in alphabetical order) American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and Southwest Airlines." "The Safest of the World's Mid-Size Airlines are (in alphabetical order) ANA (All Nippon Airways), America West Airlines, Ansett Australia Airlines, Canadian Airlines International and Saudi Arabian Airlines." "The Safest of the World's Medium to Small Airlines are (in alphabetical order) Alaska Airlines, Finnair, KLM, Malaysian Airline System and Swissair." Also included in the "IAPA Travel Safety Alert" Newsletter was the list of large airlines which were rated very good which included Continental, Japan Air Systems, Northwest, United, TWA and USAir."
 IAPA is over 30 years old and has over 110,000 members worldwide. IAPA provides services for its airline passenger members including representation to airlines and governments, travel insurance, hotel and car rental discounts, and a computerized lost baggage, keys and ticket retrieval system. IAPA's U.S. and Latin America headquarters is located in Dallas. Telephone: 214-404-9980. U.S. toll free: 800-821-4272.
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 /CONTACT: David Stempler of the International Airline Passengers Association, 202-686-2870/


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