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Are budget airlines less safe?

( Updated: 2015-03-27 07:11

Editor's Note: A Germanwings Airbus A320 passenger plane, a budget airline, crashed Tuesday in the southern French Alps, leaving all people on board dead. This accident regenerated the discussion about the safety of low-cost airlines. Share you views on our website.

Alice (US)

A low-cost airline doesn't mean lower safety. Carriers reduce expenses in customer service rather than skimping on security. Places such as North America and Europe, where there is a well-regulated airline industry, do not permit below par standards. Major budget carriers have very good records.

Are budget airlines less safe?

A ground crew member checks a passenger jet of Spring Airlines at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China, 29 January 2015. [Photo/IC]

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