AirlineRatings.com regularly check all 430 airlines on the site to ensure their safety and in flight product ratings are accurate and up to date. Over the past few weeks there have been some significant safety and in flight product rating changes which we highlight below:
Virgin Australia: In flight product rating change from 5/7 to 6/7.
This change in rating reflects the improvements across domestic economy class to include meals, snacks and non alcoholic beverages complimentary on every flight. You can read more about the change to in flight service on economy flights within Australia here.
AirAsia X: Safety rating change from 4/7 to 6/7.
AirAsia X, the long haul arm of AirAsia became, on April 11th 2015, the first of the AirAsia group to receive IOSA certification.
Airlineratings.com’s safety rating system, explained in full here, places a large emphasis on airlines having IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) certification and to see AirAsia embark on this accreditation process is a great win for the thousands of passengers that fly with this succesful carrier every day.
AirlineRatings.com Editor In Chief, Geoffrey Thomas, states “The total accident rate for IOSA-registered carriers was more than three times better (1.09 vs. 3.32) than the rate for non-IOSA carriers over 2013/2014.”
He continues, “Significant differences like this year after year proves that IOSA works and it is why we place so much emphasis on IOSA certification in our safety rating system.”
Read: Our on board review of AirAsia X
We will continue to update the public as more divisions of AirAsia are certified with IOSA.
VietJet Air: Safety rating change from 3/7 to 5/7.
VietJet Air, Vietnam’s number one Low Cost Carrier, like AirAsia X, has also applied for and received their IOSA certification resulting in a jump in their safety rating. VietJet Air now has the same safety rating as national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.
Read: Our on board review of Vietjet Air.
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