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The Hamburg-based company JACDEC have announced the safest airline in the world after having ranked 800 carriers in 178 countries and regions.

The title was awarded to the Finnish flag carrier, Finnair, who in November this year can celebrate their 50th anniversary as an airline without any casualties.

JACDEC stands for Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre and has been doing its audits for 36 years. They don’t only measures the number of air crashes, but also takes into account damage to aircrafts and other incidents, all in relation to the number of passengers.

The relatively new airlines in the international market, such as Etihad and Emirates, have a slight advantage as they are not burdened by statistics as far as 36 years back.

Finnair’s last fatality occurred in 1963, 13 years before JACDEC began keeping statistics. In November 1963 an aircraft of the type OH-LCA crashed near the archipelago of Åland. 22 passengers and the entire crew perished.

The top 10 safest airlines in the world

1. Finnair

2. Air New Zealand

3. Cathay Pacific

4. Emirates

5. Etihad

6. Eva Air (Taiwan)

7. TAP (Portugal)

8. Hainan Airlines

9. Virgin Australia

10. British Airways

The travelling year of 2012 is slowly coming to its end.

It has been 3½ months since we started this project and it has so far been a very exciting journey. Most because of all you people out there who are supporting Tips Of Travelling and spread the word about us.  But also because I would never htought that the response to this site would become so overwhelming. Both from travellers as from people and companies that has put forward different business proposals.

The site is growing fast and during the 3½ months we have been up we have posted 587 posts with tips, tricks, ideas, information and a lot of flight, train, bus, hotel and other deals that are available.
We passed 36.000 views just an hour ago making it about 10.000 views a month (!) already with the highest amount of views on 6th December when we had 1.136 views in 24 hours which really blew our minds!
This only proves that we are on the right track here.
All to help you to travel Further. Longer. Cheaper.

We got ourselves a new logo which we hope that you like as well as we also released, for fun,  a short commercial that we really enjoyed – so feel free to spread it as well.

A new travel year named 2013 is coming up ahead of us where we also will introduce a new site which will have more information and data available to help you to travel more. Some of you have already seen it as it was up for some beta test runs during a day a few weeks ago.

So from us to you.
A really big Thank You for supporting us in 2012 and hope to have your continued support in 2013!

A question I often get from friends and readers are about low-cost airlines.
How can they be so cheap comparing to regular airlines and how do they make their money?

I hope this infographic can answer most of the questions you have

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airlines how come cheap arilines are so cheap

Got a request from one of the readers if I could post this message here.
I support this as I am a traveller myself and hope that all of you other readers can help spreading the word!
By re-posting, Tweeeting, Blogging, Facebooking or all other social medias that you are involved in.

Thank y0u for your help and support!

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In todays hard competition between the flag carriers and alliances not to mention against the low-cost airlines, some airlines have found their own niche on flight routes. The connections might sound strange but they are there because there is a market for it and the airlines make money on it as well.

Here are 5 examples of “odd” flight routes that some airlines have specialized themselves in for various reasons.

1) Birmingham, UK – Amritsar, India

Armavia, Armenias flag carrier, have found a niche on flying the Shiks from U.K to Amritsar, India which holds the  Sikhism’s spiritual center. All with a stopover in Armenia on the way . Birmingham has a huge Shik population.

2) Houston, US – Lagos, Nigeria

United Airlines started trafficking the leg between Texas and Nigeria on a five times a week schedule last year. This after requests from local oil companies that have interest on both sides and also have contracts with the airline.

3) Baku, Azerbaijan – Aberdeen, Scotland

A highly unlikely leg that is today flown by the flag carrier Azerbaijan Airlines.
Yet again in the interest of the oil industry as Baku has emerged as a large oil hub and Aberdeen is the oil capital of Europe.

4) Paris, France – Cincinnati, US

Delta Air Lines is trafficking this international route for one reason only.
The money is made on cargo.
4.2 million pounds of jet-engine parts is transported every year between factories that are situated near the cities.

5) Stockholm, Sweden – Erbil, Iraq

In 2010 a tour operator in Kurdistan, part of Iraq, pointed out the large Kurdish population that was living in Germany.
Germania, a German operator is now flying eight time a week to the cities of  Erbil and Sulaymaniyah in Iraq from Munich, Düsseldorf and Stockholm. The flights to Iraq are 90% full comparing to the carriers average of 83%.

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