Asia’s rapidly growing tourism market likely won’t be too wounded by a series of recent airplane crashes and disappearances, according to veteran travelers and aviation experts. Despite global concerns about aviation standards in Asia after the recent AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crash, many said the region was still safe for tourists traveling by plane.
Travelers’ biggest concerns when flying with any airline, budget or otherwise, is usually not the plane’s safety, travel writer Johnny Jet said. “They’re held to an international standard,” he said. “If there are concerns to stay away from an airline, it would be for things like excessive charge for bags.”