Which will be the safest airlines in 2018?

We present the list of the safest airlines in this new year.

The website AirlineRatings.com has published the list of the safest airlines in 2018. The list was developed taking into account numerous factors such as the vanguard in innovation in terms of safety, operational excellence and the launch of advanced aircraft such as the Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787.

While many of the incidents that occur daily in airlines are the product of aircraft manufacturing problems, it is the crew’s way of handling such incidents that determines that an airline is safe.

List of the 30 safest airlines in 2018, in alphabetical order:
  • Air New Zealand
  • Alaska Airlines
  • All Nippon Airways
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • EVA Air
  • Finnair
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • KLM
  • Lufthansa
  • Qantas
  • Royal Jordanian
  • SAS
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Swiss
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Virgin Australia

Meanwhile, as far as low-cost airlines are concerned, AirlineRatings.com compiled a list of the 10 safest low-cost carriers taking into account the most important safety factors, including reports from aviation associations and government agencies, government reports, fleet age and company history regarding incidents and serious accidents.

Unlike other low-cost operators, these 10 low-cost airlines have been certified with IOSA (Operational Safety Audit) by IATA, in addition to having an “excellent” safety record.

10 Low cost airlines, in alphabetical order.
  • Aer Lingus
  • Flybe
  • Frontier
  • HK Express
  • Jetblue
  • Jetstar Australia
  • Thomas Cook
  • Virgin America
  • Vueling
  • Westjet


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