LONDON—IATA’s 2018 safety figures show commercial-airline accident rates last year, up from a record low in 2017. The long-term safety trend, though, remains positive, IATA said. In 2018, IATA recorded 1.35 accidents per million flights, up from 1.11 in 2017. However, the 2018 performance was better than the five-year average of 1.79 for 2013-2017. “Last year some 4.3 billion passengers flew safely on 46.1 million flights. 2018 was not the extraordinary year that 2017 ...

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