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ELVIA Safety Barometer 2007 examines air travel trends

( Low-cost airlines? Of course!
Low-cost airline tickets are en vogue: The ELVIA Safety Barometer 2007 confirms the trend to fly cheap. In this year’s survey, the percentage of people who had travelled with a low-cost airline rose by about 6 percent to 62.7 percent.

Low-priced and good quality
The interviewees care about which airline they chose. Regarding low-cost airlines, not only the price but also safety matters were evaluated as positive. No difference is seen regarding the safety of no-frills carriers and established airlines. 73.6 percent feel just as safe on board a low-cost airplane as onboard any other plane.

The only problem conceived is the limited to impossible change of reservation with low-cost carriers. Regardless of the low ticket price, this is a relevant criterion for more than half (55.1 percent) of the interviewees. Therefore, many low-cost carriers offer travel-cancellation insurances on their websites to minimise the financial risk of their customers in case they need to change or cancel the flight.

ELVIA Reiseversicherungs-Gesellschaft, a German subsidiary with headquarter in Wallisellen, Schwitzerland belongs to Mondial Assistance located in Paris. For more than 50 years its name stands for competence and reliability when it comes to safety during travels. Mondial Assistance currently employs more than 8.000 people in 37 branches worldwide, has business partners in 42 countries which makes Mondial the leading travel insurance and assistance company worldwide. The majority stockholder of Mondial Assistance is Allianz SE, Munich.

Further information about ELVIA and the ELVIA safety barometer can be obtained online at and

Monika Reitsam-Rieger Press Relations Officer ELVIA Reiseversicherungs-Gesellschaft Germany Telephone: (089) 624 24 – 113 Fax: (089) 624 24 – 224 E-Mail: Ludmillastr. 26 81543 Munich Germany

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