2011 safest year for air travel since 1945

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The first 11 months of 2011 was the safest period to travel by plane since 1945, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

“As of the end of November, global safety performance (for Western-built jets) is at the best level recorded, and is 49 percent better than the same time last year,” said Gunther Matschnigg, senior vice president for safety, operations and infrastructure for IATA.

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