Airline Safety League Tables Released

Have you ever wondered how safe is the airline you are about to board? Perhaps you have had niggling doubts, strong feelings or definite disquiet about what lies ahead? A new website launched today is putting those fears to rest. A world-first, www.airlineratings.com delivers expert safety ratings for 425 airlines around the world.

Created by award-winning Australian aviation editor and author, Geoffrey Thomas, the site was developed by a team of aviation editors who have forensically researched airlines flying today.

The airlines are rated on both safety and product quality. While the safety rating is out of seven the product rating system is seven for premium airlines and five for low cost and regional.

“British and Irish Airlines have led the way with product innovation for decades but they are now slipping behind,” said Mr Thomas.

More than two years in development the safety rating system takes into account various factors related to audits from aviation’s governing bodies and lead associations as well as government audits and the airline’s fatality record. The result is a website with the most comprehensive collection of independent information about airlines, their safety ratings, product quality, aircraft types, lounge reviews and more.

Here is a sample of the ratings. For a full listing, visit www.airlineratings.com.

Airline
Safety Rating
Product Rating

BMI Regional
7 stars
4 /5 stars

British Airways
7 stars
6/7 stars

EasyJet
5 stars
2.5/5 stars

Emirates
7 stars
7/7 stars

Monarch Airlines
5 stars
3.5/5 stars

RyanAir
5 stars
2.5/5 stars

Qantas
7 stars
7/7 stars

United Airlines
7 stars
3.5/7 stars

Virgin Atlantic
7 stars
7/7 stars

Some 1, 2 and 3 star airlines in the world include Lion Air, Yeti Airlines (Nepal), Bluewing (Suriname) and Yangon Airlines (Myanmar).