Summer vacation preparations will begin soon for many. You don’t just want to get to your destination cheaply, but above all safely.
Flying is among the fastest and safest modes of transportation available to tourists. The aviation industry has evolved over the last few decades and, fortunately, fatal accidents have become a rarity. However, there are airlines that stand out both positively and negatively.
Lufthansa in the middle
After international air traffic was rocked by the pandemic, there was something of a comeback in 2022, which was largely safe. Arab airlines Etihad and Emirates, in particular, were particularly low-risk, as an analysis by the Hamburg accident office Jacdec shows. According to a report by the aeronautical magazine “Aero International”, Lufthansa ranked 14th in the global safety ranking.
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 plane crashes, 233 dead
The worst accident of the year was the crash of a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 on March 21, 2022. All 132 passengers died in the accident. Jacdec specialists recorded 19 fatal air accidents around the world, in which 233 people lost their lives. In 2021 there were 60 fewer deaths, but fewer flew. 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.
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