Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The safest and least safe airlines in the world

“Qantas. Qantas never crashed.” — Raymond Babbitt, played by Dustin Hoffman in the movie Rain Man

HEY, this seems like useful information. It's from Time magazine which reprinted the story from Travel + Leisure.

These Airlines Have the Lowest Safety Ratings

By Anya Hoffman / Travel + Leisure  
January 13, 2016

Along with a list of safest carriers around the world

When thinking about the range of qualities we look for in an airline, the ability to deliver us to our destination alive is at the top of the list (just slightly edging out leg room). Safety is primary when flying: we want to travel on airlines that are rigorous about safety inspections, use innovative navigation technology, and adhere to basic best practices, like making sure the plane is heading in the right direction and closing all doors before taking off.

Unfortunately, some airlines—as per the ratings listed on—have some work to do. The aviation safety–focused website performs a comprehensive analysis of data from several international aviation and government sources and gives every airline they monitor a numerical rating from 1 to 7. 

Airlines that receive a 7 are considered the safest; those that receive a 1 are the least safe. The ratings are based on several factors, including whether or not the airline is FAA-endorsed, if it meets International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards, and whether it operates only Russian-built aircrafts (which, apparently, automatically earns an air carrier a demerit).

So which airlines flunked this evaluation? Here’s a list of all the carriers and how likely we’d be to fly on them:

That’s Okay, I’ll Pass (Rating: 3)

Air Bagan
AirAsia Thailand
AirAsia Zest
Avia Traffic Company
Bangkok Air
Cambodia Angkor Air
Drukair Royal Bhutan
Felix Airways
Garuda Indonesia
JetStar Pacific
Libyan Airlines
Nauru Airlines
Orient Thai Airlines
Polynesian Airlines
Somon Air
Tajik Air

Definitely Not (Rating: 2)

Airlines PNG
Ariana Afghan Airlines
Blue Wing
Daallo Airlines
Kam Air

Not If You Paid Me (Rating: 1)

Batik Air
KalStar Aviation
Lion Air
Nepal Airlines
Sriwijaya Air and Nam Air
Tara Air
Wings Air
Xpress Air

On a brighter note, just released their annual announcement of the world’s 20 safest airlines. At the top of the list for the third year in a row is Australian carrier Qantas, which has never had a fatality. 

The World's 20 Safest Airlines (in alphabetical order)

American Airlines
Alaska Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Air New Zealand
Cathay Pacific Airways
Emirates, Etihad Airways
EVA Air, Finnair
Hawaiian Airlines
Japan Airlines
Scandinavian Airline System
Singapore Airlines
United Airlines
Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Australia

This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure


  1. I'm sending a link to this blog to a couple of friends who fly a lot but where the heck is Malaysia Airlines? How many of their planes have gone down recently? Uh, they need to be in the worst list.

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