Rating of the most safe airline companies in the world 2018

Rating of the most safe airline companies in the world 2018

We are presenting you traditional annual rating of the world’s safest airline companies of 2018 published by German audit company Jacdec. The rating is made for already 16 years.

Since current year JACDEC changes detection principle of the airline company’s safety. From now on instead of Safety Index is introduced Safety Risk Index that is expressed in per cents.

So, entire list has undergone significant changes as compared to rating of 2017.

Detailed information about Safety Risk Index determination you will find in the end of this article.

P.S. Full list of 100 airline companies will be presented later.

The world’s safest airline companies in 2018
Place Airline Country From Lost* Incidents Index
#1 Emirates UAE 1985 1 27 93,61%
#2 Norwegian Air Shuttle Norway 1993 0 6 93.26%
#3 Virgin Atlantic Airways United Kingdom 1985 0 15 92,87%
#4 KLM Netherlands 1920 1 21 92,77%
#5 EasyJet United Kindom 1996 0 24 92,75%
#6 Finnair Finland 1923 0 5 92,67%
#7 Etihad Airways UAE 2003 0 10 92,56%
#8 Spirit Airlines USA 1980 0 5 92,18%
#9 Jetstar Airways Australia 2004 0 9 92,12%
#10 Air Arabia UAE 2003 0 2 92,09%
#11 Vueling Airlines Spain 2004 0 8 92,02%
#12 Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong 1946 0 10 91,88%
#13 EL AL Israel 1949 0 11 91,84%
#14 Singapore Airlines Singapore 1972 1 20 91,78%
#15 EVA Air Taiwan 1991 0 6 91,55%
#16 Eurowings Germany 1993 0 8 91,41%
#17 JetBlue Airlines USA 2000 0 11 91,40%
#18 Capital Airlines China 1995 0 0 91,36%
#19 Oman Air Oman 1981 0 2 91,28%
#20 Air Canada Canada 1937 2 32 91,20%
#21 Virgin Australia Australia 2000 0 12 91,15%
#22 Lufthansa Germany 1955 1 39 90,92%
#23 WestJet Airlines Canada 1996 0 13 90,76%
#24 Air Europa Spain 1986 0 11 91,20%
#25 QANTAS Australia 1922 0 25 90,39%
#26 Frontier Airlines USA 1994 0 4 90,39%
#27 Aer Lingus Ireland 1936 0 9 90,34%
#28 AirAsia X Malaysia 2007 0 5 90,11%
#29 Air New Zealand New Zealand 1940 0 12 90,01%
#30 Delta Air Lines USA 1922 3 85 89,91%
#31 LATAM Chile Chile 1929 1 12 89,88%
#32 Air Transat Canada 1987 0 5 89,80%
#33 All Nippon Airways Japan 1954 0 17 89,77%
#34 Thomas Cook Airlines United Kindom 2000 0 11 89,74%
#35 Volaris Mexico 2005 0 1 89,69%
#36 Southwest Airlines USA 1971 3 29 89,58%
#37 WizzAir Hungary 2004 0 9 89,56%
#38 Allegiant Air USA 1998 0 4 89,46%
#39 Austrian Airlines Austria 1957 0 11 89,28%
#40 Swiss Airlines Switzerland 2002 1 24 89,24%
#41 Juneyao Airlines China 2005 0 1 89,20%
#42 Shanghai Airlines China 1985 0 1 89,19%
#43 Ryanair Ireland 1985 1 42 89,13%
#44 TUI Airways United Kindom 1962 1 13 89,11%
#45 Shandong Airlines China 1991 0 1 89,05%
#46 Sichuan Airlines China 1988 0 9 89,03%
#47 Japan Airlines Japan 1951 0 28 88,26%
#48 Spring Airlines China 2004 0 2 88,75%
#49 Qatar Airways Qatar 1994 0 9 88,73%
#50 Pegasus Airlines Turkey 1990 0 7 88,68%

*Total quantity of lost airplanes since 1988

Jacdec Safety Risk Index

Jacdec deals with listing of the safest airline companies for already 16 years. During 15 years auditor was using their own Safety Index, however, beginning with 2018 JACDEC introduces new Safety Risk Index.

What is this index based on?

To calculate the index of each carrier are taken data of three main directions:

  • Accidents/Incidents
  • Concurrent ambient factors (landscape, weather conditions, infrastructural airport peculiarities and other)
  • Various criteria of the airline company’s activity (fleet age, route network, safety audit of international organizations IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)).

All together the calculation formula consists of 33 points, in such a way their quantity has increased by 336 % as compared to Safety Index.

Official web-site — www.jacdec.de