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Safest year in the air since 1944

For all of those who fly regularly between the Riviera and their home country, the good news is that 2004 was the safest year for flying since 1944. There were 150 accidents which resulted in 760 deaths, representing a drop of 37 per cent compared to 2003. The figures were released in a report by the Geneva-based Bureau d’archives des accidents aéronautiques (BAAA).

For all of those who fly regularly between the Riviera and their home country, the good news is that 2004 was the safest year for flying since 1944. There were 150 accidents which resulted in 760 deaths, representing a drop of 37 per cent compared to 2003.

The figures were released in a report by the Geneva-based Bureau d’archives des accidents aéronautiques (BAAA).