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Australians more confident about air safety
27 June 2008

A total of 78 per cent of Australians say they are completely confident or very confident about their safety when flying between Australian capital cities – up four per cent on the same survey done three years ago.

Confidence in the safety of flights in regional Australia has also increased, with 64 per cent of people saying they are highly confident about their safety.
The survey found 55 per cent of Australians believe flights between capital cities are safer than similar flights in other leading aviation nations, such as the United States. Only two per cent believe flights are less safe.

The number of people who are concerned about air safety has remained very low, at five per cent – down one per cent on the 2005 survey. Reasons for being worried about safety include psychological factors, mechanical problems with aircraft and human error.

The number of people concerned about terrorism fell from 52 per cent in 2005 to 16 per cent this year. (CASA)