Airline safety

The safest airlines in the world

Do you ever look at super cheap flights and think “I bet that airline isn’t safe”? This story may help you feel a little bit more secure. 

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Which Airline is the safest? Airline Ratings has crunched the numbers. Picture: Shutterstock

Airlineratings.com has released the latest figures on airline safety. As expected, most of the major airlines have all achieved seven out of seven stars. Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin are all on the list. 

But what’s interesting is the number of smaller airlines who have a seven-star ranking. Jetstar, AirAsiaX and EasyJet all made the 7-star list. 

Tiger Airways Australia has four stars, as does Jetstar Japan, Ryan Air Ireland and Scoot Singapore. However, Airline ratings include three of the seven stars from the International Saftey Audit. Should airlines choose not to participate – they will be deducted three stars. If you are checking the list (which you can do here) make sure you take note of where the airline lost the points. 

The three lowest rated airlines are all from Nepal. Tara Air, Yeti Airlines and Nepal Airlines all have one star. 

Two-star airlines include AirAsia Thailand, Iraqi Airways, Kam Air Afghanistan, Daallo Airlines Djibouti, Ariana Afghan Airlines Afghanistan, Blue Wing Suriname, Libyan Airlines Libya, Airlines PNG Papua New Guinea and NOK Air Thailand. 

Here is the list of airlines considered the most-safe to fly. Each one has achieved a seven-star rating on Airlineratings.com. 

The worlds safest airlines according to Airline Ratings:

Air New Zealand – New Zealand

Qantas – Australia

Singapore Airlines – Singapore

Emirates – United Arab Emirates

Royal Jordanian – Jordan

Cathay Pacific – Hong Kong

Virgin Atlantic – United Kingdon

Etihad Airways – United Arab Emirates

Air Canada – Canada

Internationaltional Airlines – Switzerland 

Japan Airlines – Japan

Garuda Indonesia – Indonesia

All Nippon Airways (ANA) – Japan

EVA air – Taiwan

Avianca – Colombia

South Africa Airways – South Africa

Qatar Airways – Qatar

Korea Air – Korea

AirCarlin – New Caledonia

Finnair – Finland

Gulf Air – Bahrain

Hong Kong Airlines – Hong Kong

British Airways – United Kingdom

Kenya Airways – Kenya

LAN – Chile

China Airlines – Taiwan

Dragon Air – Hong Kong

Aer Lingus – Ireland

KLM – Netherlands

Air Austral – Reunion

Air Tahiti Bui – French Polynesia

Air Italia – Italy

Lufthansa – Germany

El Al Israel Airlines – Israel 

Delta Air Lines – United States

Philippine Airlines – Philippines

SriLankan Airlines – Sri Lanka

SilkAir – Singapore

Hainan Airlines – China

Aeroflot – Russia

Air China – China

Air Madagascar – Madagascar

Air Transat – Canada

Austrian Airlines – Austria

Brussels Airlines – Belguim

China Southern – China

Hawaiian Airlines – United States

LOT Polish Airlines – Poland

S7 – Russia

Xiamen Airlines – China

TAP Portugal – Portugal 

HK Express – Hong Kong

Vietnam Airlines – Vietnam

Yakutia – Russia

Aegean Airlines – Greece

American Airlines – United States

China Eastern – China

Croatia Airlines – Croatia

Czech Airlines – Czech Republic

Edelweiss – Switzerland

Saudia – Saudia Arabia

Air Europa – Spain

TUIfly Germany – Germany 

Aerolineas Argentinas – Argentina

SAS – Denmark

Tarom – Romania

United Airlines – United States

Aeromexico – Mexico

Air Macau – Macau

Caribbean Airlines – Trinidad and Tobago

Iberia and Iberia Express – Spain

 Rossiya – Russia

Shanghai Airlines – China 

Shahgong Airlines – China

Shenzhen Airlines – China

Sichuan Airlines – China

Ural Airlines – Russia

Frontier Airlines – United States

Air Baltic – Latvia

Transavia – Netherlands

Germanwings – Germany 

Kulula – South Africa

Wizz – Hungary 

Cebu Pacific – Philippines

GOL – Brazil

Jeju Air – Korea

JetBlue Airways – United States

Pegasus – Turkey

Sun Express – Turkey

Thomas Cook Airlines (group) – United Kingdom

Flybe – United Kingdom

Eastar Jet – Korea

Jin Air – Korea

Jetstar – Australia

AirAsia Malaysia – Malaysia

Volotea – Spain

AirAsiaX – Malaysia

Vueling – Spain

T’way Airlines – Korea

Alaska Airlines – United States

WestJet – Canada

Air Dolomiti – Italy 

Helvetic Airways – Switzerland

MASwings – Malaysia

QantasLink – Australia

HOP – France

CityJet – United Kingdom

AirTahiti – French Polynesia

Airlink – South Africa

Air Canada Express – Canada

Aur Nostrum / Iberia Regional – Spain

Air Serbia – Serbia

SA Express – South Africa

Virgin Australia Regional – Australia

Cayman Airways – Cayman Islands

KLM CityHopper – Netherlands

American Eagle – United States

Primera – Denmark 

Cape Air – United States

PAL Express – Philippines

Donavia – Russia

Aromar – Mexico

Aigle Azur – France

Air Botswana – Botswana

Air Caraibes – Guadeloupe

Atlas Global – Turkey

Azul – Brazil 

Bulgaria Air – Bulgaria

Blue Panorama – Italy

BMI Regional – United Kingdom

BA Cityflyer – United Kingdom

BlueAir – Romania

TACV Cabo Verde Airlines – Cabo Verde

Air Corsica – France

Corendon Airlines – Turkey

Corsair – France

Juneyao Airlines – China

TUI fly Belguim – Belguim 

Onur Air – Turkey

MIAT Mongolian Airlines – Mongolia

Mahan Air – Iran 

Sky Airlines – Chile

Sun Country Airlines – United States

 Smartwings – Czech Republic

 Spring Airlines – China

 Uzbekistan Airways – Uzbekistan

Volaris – Mexico

XL Airways – France

Austra – Argentina

Arkia Israel Airlines – Israel

Andes Linea Aereas – Argentina

Batik Air – Indonesia

Capital Airlines – China

AnadoluJet – Turkey

Air Arabia – United Arab Emirates

Georgian Airways – Georgia

Carpatair – Romania

Binter Canarias – Spain

Germania – Germany

Freebird – Turkey

Tianjin Airways – China

SATA Air Acores – Portugal

Passaredo – Brazil

Omni Air International – United States

Lucky Air – China

Interjet – Mexico

Israir – Israel

Kish Airlines – Iran

Portugalia Airlines – Portugal

Titan Airways – United Kingdom

Mandarin Airways – Taiwan

blue-express – Italy

Iceland Air – Iceland

Wideroe  – Norway

OpenSkies – France

Malindo Air – Malaysia

Jetstar Asia – Singapore

Jetstar Pacific – Vietnam

Condo Flygdienst – Germany

Smartlynx – Latvia

Silver Airways – United States

 Air Caledonie – New Caledonia

LATAM – Brazil

Flybe Nordic – Finland

Malmo Aviation – Sweden

Avianca Ecuador – Ecuador

Air Mediterranee – France

Suparna Airlines – China

Aviance Brazil – Brazil 

Level – Spain 

Pobeda – Russia

Joon – France

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