It is more safe to fly to Moscow than it is to get in your car and drive 10 miles. Flying is notoriously safer than driving. Here are some facts on the topic that should help reassure you for your next flight... be it to Moscow or Madagascar!
Facts that will make you realize just how safe flying to Moscow is
• Between 2007 and 2010 in the United States, 49 people died in aeroplane crashes. All of these people were on the same flight in 2009. In comparison, in each of those years, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, there were approximately 34,000 car crash deaths. Yikes. Put on your seatbelt.
Don't forget your helmet
• As a passenger on a commercial airline, statistics show you could fly every day for 123,000 years and still be completely safe. Jetlagged, but safe. By comparison, as a cyclist, your odds are terrible. Your odds of dying on your bike are 1 in 4982.
Obviously, news headlines centring around recent problems in Russia's airspace may be the reason you're feeling nervous - but even considering this factor, flying is still a FAR safer mode of transport. Driving to Moscow would be more perilous!