Here are the least safest airlines in the world

Published: January 23, 2016
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PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

Given the numerous aviation incidents which occurred in 2015, travel safety is deemed by passengers the top priority when choosing a holiday destination and airline to travel with.

Aviation website AirlineRatings.com released a list of 38 airlines that have the lowest airline safety ratings, and luckily, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), with six stars out of seven, was not included in the list.

PHOTO: AIRLINERATINGS.COM

AirAsia Thailand, Bangkok Air, Camair-Co, Orient Thai Airlines, Tajik Air and Blue Wing are few of the 38 airlines which received the lowest airline safety ratings.

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This might be a relief for all those who are afraid of traveling on our national carrier or other local airlines. Not being included in the list of world’s unsafest airlines may mean that the national carrier is rigorous about safety inspections, uses navigation technology and adheres to basic practices such as closing all doors before taking off and making sure the plane is heading in the right direction.

“The safety rating for each airline is based on a comprehensive analysis utilising information from the world’s aviation governing body and leading association along with governments and crash data. Each airline has the potential to earn seven stars,” the website read.

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The airlines that received a three or lower rating, in alphabetical order, are: Afriqiyah, Air Bagan, AirAsia Thailand, AirAsia Zest, Avia Traffic Company, Bangkok Air, Batik Air, Camair-Co, Citilink, Daallo Airlines, Felix Airways, Fly540, Garuda Indonesia, JetStar Pacific, Kam Air, KalStar Aviation, LAM, Libyan Airlines, Lion Air, Nauru Airlines, Nepal Airlines, NOK Air, Orient Thai Airlines, Polynesian Airlines and Tajik Air.

This article originally appeared on Travel+Leisure

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Reader Comments (4)

  • cautious
    Jan 23, 2016 - 5:59PM

    Why picture two USA United airline planes on an article about unsafe airlines? Clearly United Airlines isn’t one of the unsafe airlines – subtle anti American blather or just a Freudian slip?Recommend

  • touseef
    Jan 23, 2016 - 9:34PM

    What do you mean by word “luckly”?. As if PIA has high accident record and you are surprised. PIA is still stands among good airlines. If you doubt travel through Etihad Emirates Gulf airlines and compare your experience with PIA. Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jan 24, 2016 - 12:24AM

    PIA’s problems are not in the air………..they are all on the ground.Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Jan 24, 2016 - 6:31AM

    @touseef:
    “Luckily”, because right now the scotchtape holding things together is just working, but for how long…? But note the low product rating, 3: certainly not “Great People to Fly With” !Recommend

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