Arab airlines are the safest to travel

Lufthansa is ranked 14th in the global security ranking of the top 25 companies. The Russian airline Aeroflot was significantly devalued.

In international air traffic, the restart after the Corona lull was largely safe. Arab airlines Etihad and Emirates were again particularly low-risk in 2022, as an analysis by Hamburg’s air accident office Jacdec shows. Lufthansa ranked 14th in the global safety ranking of the top 25 airlines, according to a report published in the aviation magazine Aero International.

New uncertainties arose from the Russian attack on Ukraine. The Russian airline Aeroflot was significantly undervalued and landed only in the 25th position. The reasons included the illegal admission of western leased jets to the Russian register and the interruption in the supply of aircraft spare parts in Russia due to economic sanctions.

19 fatal accidents in the world

According to experts, the crash of a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 on March 21 was the most serious accident of the year. All 132 people on board died. In total, Jacdec recorded 19 fatal air accidents worldwide, in which a total of 233 people lost their lives. There were 60 more deaths than in 2021, when there were also significantly fewer flights. The average of the last ten years is 372 deaths.

The Jacdec Risk Index is based on each airline’s accident history over the last 30 years, the specific environment of the country in which it operates, and the airline’s specific risk factors. Theoretically, an index value of 100 is achievable, but even the best companies fall short. Passenger-kilometers flown by airlines are also important: the more an airline travels without accidents, the lower the risk and therefore the safer it will be in this ranking.