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Blacklisted Airlines : New Line of Defence for Online Travellers Before Going on Holidays

Dépèche transmise le 25 juin 2009 par PRNewswire

LONDON, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- After publishing the new roster of blacklisted airlines ( ) by Europa on 8th April 2009, Air Valid is again forewarning travellers of the limitations of the blacklist when travelling abroad or reserving a plane ticket on the internet.

For this reason, Air Valid is warning all Europeans heading abroad:

"Don't forget that this blacklist cites the airlines that the travel agencies cannot refer you to when you book travel from Europe. However, if you are living in a foreign country temporarily, or if you are booking directly through one of the airlines' sites that offers online reservation, you will not be informed that the airline is on the blacklist."

The information is relayed from to their 10,000 expatriate members, of whom 5,000 have been bloggers since January 2009.

Air Valid specialises in distributing information and certified opinions about airlines by informing travellers through the site and also via travel agency partners online, such as Go Voyages, Ebookers, Carrefour Voyages and Soleil d'Ailleurs. Air Valid is present in nearly 45% of all online flight ticket searches in France. Company profiles of the airlines are available for reference on the site and are provided to travel agencies in order to inform web users when booking travel.

About Air Valid:

Since January 2007, Air Valid has distributed information on 1,176 airlines, 100,000 certified traveller opinions, and 35,000 flight numbers from 255 companies. Air Valid also offers a "Seat Pitch" comparison () for planes in economy class for 156 airlines. Air Valid collects information from passengers on various markets: FR (), DE ( ), ES (), IN (), CN (). The US market will be launched on 01st of July.

CONTACT: Press Contact: Christine BESEGUI, communication at air-valid.comTel : +230-744-0953

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