Flying is the safest form of transport there is. However, thousands of people suffer from aerophobia, which causes dizziness, tremors and panic attacks. This prevents them from using the plane as a means of transportation, and they may even change their route so that they do not have to take a plane. Many of them prefer to take even longer and more complicated routes than getting on a plane. Is this surprising? Or are you also one of those who are afraid of flying?
We understand that it is not at all pleasant to feel the slight possibility that we may fall into the void at any time. But, we have to trust that the numbers are on our side. During 2017 there were 36.8 million commercial flights worldwide. Of these more than 36.8 million flights, only 10 of them ended in a fatal accident, according to figures provided by the Aviation Safety Network portal. Below we will explain some of the reasons why we know that air travel is the safest form of transport today, even if our fears make us doubt it.