To be updated: Due to Covid-19, many airlines didn’t fly as much which reduces the data available.
For all those concerned with safety aspects of their preferred carrier, here it is. The J.A.C.D.E.C, (Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre) based in Germany, released their comparison of airline safety in January 2020 for the 2020 rankings for the largest airlines measured by their Revenue Passenger Kilometre. A revenue passenger-kilometre is flown when a revenue passenger is carried one kilometre..
To dispel a common misconception about the JACDEC Safety Ranking: this list is not about the 100 safest airlines, it comprises the 100 largest airlines measured by their revenue passenger performance in RPK’s.J.A.C.D.E.C
They explain that ‘based on our annual safety calculations which include all hull loss accidents and serious incidents in the last 30 years of operations in relation to the revenue passsenger kilometers (RPK) performed in the same time… All calculation data ends after a period of 30 years. Fatalities are only counted when they were on board a passenger flight. No ground casualties or 3rd party fatalities in other aircraft. All accidents that fulfills the above mentioned criteria were involved in our calculation, regardless of causes or responsibilities.’
So for quick reference, the top 20 measured by their Safety-Risk Index with number 1 being the safest) for 2020
1 Emirates UAE
2 Etihad Airways
3 Air Europa
5 Scoot Tigerair
6 Norwegian Air Shuttle
8 Jetstar Airways
9 EVA Air EVA
10 Vueling Airlines
11 jetBlue Airways
12 Virgin Atlantic Airways
13 KLM – Royal Dutch Airlines KLM
15 Cathay Pacific
17 Virgin Australia
18 Oman Air
19 Air Canada
20 Aer Lingus
And the lowest rankings were (with number 1 being the lowest.)
1. Garuda Indonesia
2. Lion Air
5. S7 Airlines
6. Cebu Pacific Air
7. China Airlines
15.Scandinavian Airlines – SAS
20.GOL – Linhas Aereas Inteligentes
Interesting reading…..for the complete list of rankings, please see the J.A.C.D.E.C site
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