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The world most dangerous airlines by crashes….and fatalities

Since we just highlighted the world’s best airlines (congrats GCC with 3 airlines in the top 10) it inspired us to look at the other end of the scale .. the one which we would all prefer didn’t exist but it does. Here is the world’s most dangerous airlines

As well as looking at crashes these lists also look at the fatalities per year. The save you from the suspense Air France and American Airlines come top of the list when it comes to crashes with 11 each – a draw

When it comes to fatalities American Airlines charts the highest. Followed by China Airlines with 760 and Malaysia airlines with 537 although MH370 has not actually be found

Accidents By Airline

While you might think that the more popular the airline, the more likely the odds of it crashing, this isn’t necessarily the case.

For example, despite their popularity, British Airways has only ever been involved in one plane crash whereas Qantas has never crashed.

  1. Air France: 11 accidents
  2. American Airlines: 11 accidents
  3. American Eagle: 5 accidents
  4. Asiana Airlines: 4 accidents
  5. China Airlines: 9 accidents
  6. Continental Airlines: 5 accidents
  7. Egyptair: 6 accidents
  8. Ethiopian Airlines: 6 accidents
  9. Garuda: 4 accidents
  10. Iran Air: 4 accidents
  11. Korean Air: 9 accidents
  12. Kuwait Airways: 4 accidents
  13. Libyan Arab Airlines: 4 accidents
  14. Lufthansa: 5 accidents
  15. Pakistan International Airlines: 8 accidents
  16. Southwest Airlines: 3 accidents
  17. Thai Airways: 6 accidents
  18. United Airlines: 7 accidents
  19. VASP: 6 accidents

Fatalities By Airline

There isn’t necessarily a correlation between airline accidents and fatalities.

For example, Southwest Airlines has been involved in 3 plane crashes/accidents, though has only experienced 1 fatality.

  1. Air France: 347 fatalities
  2. Air India: 542 fatalities
  3. Air India Express: 179 fatalities
  4. AirBlue: 152 fatalities
  5. American Airlines: 858 fatalities
  6. Avianca: 181 fatalities
  7. Birgenair: 186 fatalities
  8. China Airlines: 760 fatalities
  9. China Southern Airlines: 176 fatalities
  10. Dana Air: 153 fatalities
  11. Egyptair: 362 fatalities
  12. Ethiopian Airlines: 407 fatalities
  13. Garuda: 259 fatalities
  14. Gulf Air: 255 fatalities
  15. Indonesia AirAsia: 162 fatalities
  16. Iran Air: 293 fatalities
  17. Japan Airlines: 520 fatalities
  18. Kenya Airways: 283 fatalities
  19. KLM: 248 fatalities
  20. Korean Air: 586 fatalities
  21. Lion Airlines: 189 fatalities
  22. Malaysia Airlines: 537 fatalities
  23. Pakistan International Airlines: 311 fatalities
  24. Saudia: 312 fatalities
  25. South African Airways: 159 fatalities
  26. Sudan Airways: 146 fatalities
  27. Swissair: 229 fatalities
  28. Ukraine International Airlines: 176 fatalities
  29. United Airlines: 288 fatalities
  30. Yemenia: 152 fatalities

* All data has been sourced from airfleets.net

*Only airlines that have had 4 or more plane accidents have been included.

*Only airlines that have experienced 150 or more fatalities have been included. This article was referenced from executiveflyers.com

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