Here are the 10 safest low-cost airlines in the world

Flickr/Tomás Del CoroA Virgin America Airbus A319.
  • has released its annual list of the safest airlines in the world.
  • The publication’s editors selected the 10 safest low-cost carriers from a pool of 409 airlines.
  • AirlineRatings did not name a “safest” low-cost airline. Just a list of the top 10.

Demand for affordable air travel is surging. Which is why new low-cost carriers have been sprouting up around the world.

As part of its annual study of the safest airlines in the world, compiled a list of the 10 safest low-cost carriers in the world.

The publication’s safety rating system was developed with the help of the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organisation.

The safest airlines in the world are selected from a pool of 409 carriers. To compile its list, the website’s team of editors evaluated each airline based on its standing with international regulators, its fatality record over the past 10 years, the age of its fleet of planes, its result from an International Air Transport Association (IATA) safety audit, and whether its country of origin conforms with the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s eight-point safety parameter. All of the airlines on this list passed those tests with flying colours.

The editors at declined to select a single winner. Instead, they simply listed the 10 airlines in alphabetical order.

Here’s a closer look at the 10 safest low-cost carriers in the world.

1. Aer Lingus

2. Flybe

3. Frontier

Frontier Airlines

4. HK Express

5. JetBlue


6. Jetstar Australia

7. Thomas Cook

8. Virgin America

Virgin America

9. Vueling

10. WestJet

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