The world’s safest airlines 2019

The world’s safest airlines 2019

13th year in row German audit company Jacdec that specializes in the world passenger aviation makes rating of the world’s safest airlines.

The list 2019 contains information about 100 airline companies sorted by safety index. How this index is formed you may find out from this post after the rating of airline companies.

The world’s safest airline companies in 2019
Place Airline Country From Lost* Incidents Index Compare 2018
#1 Finnair Finland 1923 0 5 93,91% +1,24%
#2 Scoot Tigerair Sinapore 2003 0 3 93,60% New
#3 Norwegian Norway 1993 0 9 93.48% +0,22%
#4 Emirates UAE 1985 1 28 93,39% -0,22%
#5 Air Europa Spain 1986 0 11 93,03% +0,27%
#6 Transavia Netherlands 1966 0 10 92,78% New
#7 Etihad Airways UAE 2003 0 13 92,70% +0,14%
#8 Virgin Atlantic United Kindom 1985 0 17 92,48% -0,39%
#9 KLM Netherlands 1920 1 24 92,33% -0,44%
#10 Jetstar Airways Australia 2004 0 10 92,31% +0,19%
#11 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong 1946 0 10 92,23% +0,35%
#12 EVA Air Taiwan 1991 0 6 92,13% +0,58%
#13 Vueling Airlines Spain 2004 0 12 92,03% +0,01%
#14 EasyJet United Kindom 1996 0 45 91,85% -0,90%
#15 JetBlue Airlines USA 2000 0 11 91,71% +0,31%
#16 Singapore Airlines Sinapore 1972 1 20 91,37% -0,41%
#17 Oman Air Oman 1981 0 2 91,31% +0,03%
#18 WestJet Airlines Canada 1996 0 16 91,30% +0,40%
#19 Virgin Australia Australia 2000 0 14 91,23% +0,08%
#20 Air Transat Canada 1987 0 5 91,11% +1,31%
#21 Lufthansa Germany 1955 1 45 90,97% +0,05%
#22 Capital Airlines China 1995 0 1 90,97% -0,39%
#23 Air Canada Canada 1937 2 38 90,84% -0,38%
#24 QANTAS Australia 1922 0 29 90,63% +0,24%
#25 Eurowings Germany 1993 0 9 90,59% -0,82%
#26 Spirit Airlines USA 1980 0 6 92,41% -1,77%
#27 Air New Zealand New Zealand 1940 0 13 90,33% +0,32%
#28 Aer Lingus Ireland 1936 0 16 90,26% -0,08%
#29 LATAM Chile Chile 1929 1 12 90,23% +0,44%
#30 AirAsia X Malaysia 2007 0 5 90,22% +0,11%
#31 Delta Air Lines USA 1922 2 92 89,77% -0,14%
#32 Aerolineas Argentinas Argentina 1950 2 15 89,62% New
#33 Southwest Airlines USA 1971 3 33 89,58% +0%
#34 Frontier Airlines USA 1994 0 4 89,56% -0,83%
#35 WizzAir Hungary 2004 0 9 89,51% -0,05%
#36 Thomas Cook United Kindom 2000 0 12 89,48% -0,26%
#37 Jet2.com United Kindom 2002 0 12 89,31% New
#38 All Nippon Airways Japan 1954 0 25 89,12% -0,65%
#39 Shandong Airlines China 1991 0 1 89,09% +0,04%
#40 Qatar Airways Qatar 1994 0 11 89,08% +0,35%
#41 Condor Flugdienst Germany 1956 0 10 89,04% +0,76%
#42 Juneyao Airlines China 2005 0 2 89,04% -0,20%
#43 Shanghai Airlines China 1985 0 3 88,91% -0,28%
#44 United Airlines USA 1931 4 58 88,88% +0,60%
#45 Hawaiian Airlines USA 1929 0 9 88,86% +0,56%
#46 Hainan Airlines China 1993 0 7 88,86% +0,77%
#47 Rossyia Russia 2006 0 5 88,81% New
#48 Ryanair Ireland 1985 1 61 88,69% -0,44%
#49 TUI Airways United Kindom 1962 1 14 88,67% -0,44%
#50 British Airways United Kindom 1974 2 52 88,56% +0,57%
#51 Austrian Airlines Austria 1957 0 11 88,38% -0,90%
#52 Avianca Colombia Colombia 1919 2 14 88,30% +1,12%
#53 TAP Air Portugal Portugal 1946 0 13 88,16% +0,26%
#54 Shenzhen Airlines China 1993 0 6 88,12% +0,14%
#55 Sichuan Airlines China 1988 0 9 87,99% -0,94%
#56 Alitalia Italy 1947 4 24 87,89% +0,58%
#57 Spring Airlines China 2004 0 2 87,83% -0,92%
#58 Volaris Mexico 2005 0 1 87,73% -1,96%
#59 Japan Airlines Japan 1951 0 41 87,71% -1,15%
#60 Swiss Airlines Switzerland 2002 1 31 87,60% -1,64%
#61 EL AL Israel 1949 1 12 87,55% -4,29%
#62 IndiGo India 2006 0 11 86,26% -0,43%
#63 Korean Air South Korea 1962 7 22 85,95% +1,30%
#64 Thai AirAsia Thailand 2003 0 4 85,89% -0,29%
#65 Copa Airlines Panama 1947 2 3 85,35% +0,44%
#66 Azul Brazilian Airlines Brasilia 2008 0 6 85,14% -0,12%
#67 Skywest Airlines USA 1972 2 24 84,11% +0,76%
#68 Pegasus Airlines Turkey 1990 1 8 84,75% -3,93%
#69 AirAsia Malaysia 1996 0 8 84,72% +0,46%
#70 Air France France 1933 5 64 84,38% +1,59%
#71 Air China China 1988 2 19 84,36% +0,10%
#72 China Eastern Airlines China 1988 2 24 84,18% +0,51%
#73 Alaska Airlines USA 1932 1 22 83,89% +1,06%
#74 Iberia Spain 1927 3 21 83,73% +0,66%
#75 Xiamen Airlines China 1985 2 5 83,55% -3,22%
#76 Aeroflot Russia 1923 6 20 83,51% +0,63%
#77 Aeromexico Mexico 1934 4 8 83,34% +0,18%
#78 China Southern Airlines China 1990 4 10 83,18% +0,73%
#79 FlyDubai UAE 2009 1 1 83,16% +1,21%
#80 American Airlines USA 1937 10 78 82,58% +0,95%
#81 Ural Airlines Russia 1993 0 11 81,57% New
#82 Philippine Airlines Philippines 1945 4 13 80,55% +0,33%
#83 Saudia Saudi Arabia 1947 5 20 80,14% +2,02%
#84 VietJet Air Vietnam 2011 0 4 79,29% New
#85 LATAM Brasil Brasilia 1976 5 25 77,90% +1,43%
#86 Vietnam Airlines Vietnam 1956 3 22 77,32% +3,13%
#87 Scandinavian Airlines – SAS Scandinavia 1946 4 34 77,07% +1,31%
#88 Asiana Airlines South Korea 1988 3 16 76,92% +0,84%
#89 Thai Airways International Thailand 1960 3 25 75,92% +1,20%
#90 GOL – Transportes Aereos Brasilia 2001 1 11 75,21% -0,81%
#91 Air India India 1932 3 28 72,45% +0,15%
#92 Turkish Airlines Turkey 1956 7 35 72,40% +3,62%
#93 Jet Airways India 1993 2 20 71,49% +0,13%
#94 Malaysia Airlines Malaysia 1972 4 17 71,34% +1,40%
#95 Cebu Pacific Air Philippines 1996 2 10 69,78% +1,05%
#96 China Airlines China 1959 7 14 69,65% +0,98%
#97 Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopia 1962 3 15 68,90% +1,71%
#98 S7 Airlines Russia 1992 3 8 67,39% -0,08%
#99 Lion AiR Indonesia 2000 8 14 54,20% -10,59%
#100 Garuda Indonesia Indonesia 1949 6 34 53,11% -0,80%

*Total number of lost airplanes, beginning with 1988


Jacdec Risk Index

Jacdec deals with compilation of the list of the safest airlines for 13 years now. During the previous 11 years auditor used simplified Safety Index, however since 2018 this index was improved, complicated and replaced with “Safety Risk Index”.

How is this index formed?

To calculate indications of each airline carrier are taken data of three main criteria and several tens of secondary:

Total number of accidents and various aviation incidents

Contributing surrounding factors: airports’ landscapes and their infrastructural features, weather conditions of the location of the main company’s directions and other.

Various performance indexes of Airline Company such as: age of the airplane, route network, safety audit of International organizations IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)).

In total calculation formula contains 33 clauses, thus their number increased by 336 % as compared to old Safety Index. Of course, JACDEC Safety Index is not ideal and all data are based exceptionally on information about events that already took place and on actual operating data.

Affirmation about future risks and safety of one Airline Company or another may be just indirect hypothesis but at present moment Index Risk is the best answer to this difficult question of civil aviation as Aviation Safety.

Official web-site — www.jacdec.de

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