AirlineRatings.com, a safety and product rating website launched in June 2013, has announced its top twenty safest airlines and top ten safest low cost airlines for 2016 from the 407 airlines that it monitors.
Considering the aviation disasters and mysteries of the past few years, this is now something that a lot of fliers would consider quite seriously when deciding who to travel with.
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.
The ten safest low cost airlines for 2016 chosen from 407 are:
- Aer Lingus
- HK Express
- Jetstar Australia
- Thomas Cook
- TUI Fly
- Virgin America
The likes of Ryanair and EasyJet were not included in the 407, as they are not registered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA).