Should Travelers Avoid Flying Airlines That Have Had Crashes in the Past?

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Source Article: By Nate Silver, Filed under Airline Safety  www.fivethirtyeight.com

Safety scores of International Airlines in order of worst airlines from year 1985 to 2014

AirlinesSafety scores
Aeroflot-2.26
Ethiopian Airlines-1.69
Pakistan International-1.49
China Airlines-1.38
Garuda Indonesia-0.81
Egypt Air-0.75
Kenya Airways-0.74
Avianca-0.71
Philippine Airlines-0.63
Royal Air Marco-0.48
Malaysia Airlines-0.42
Air India-0.35
Vietnam Airlines-0.26
Gulf Air-0.23
Xiamen Airlines-0.17
TAM-0.15
TACA-0.13
US Air Ways / America West-0.13
Korean Air-0.12
Saudi Arabian-0.04
Alitalia-0.01
SAS-0.01
Thai Airways+0.01
SriLankan Airlines+0.01
Swiss+0.05
Aeromexican+0.08
South African+0.11
Japan Airlines+0.14
Turkish Airlines+0.14
Air France+0.16
Aerolineas Argentinas+0.19
EI AI+0.19
Alaska Airlines+0.20
Condor+0.22
COPA+0.22
Air New Zealand+0.23
Iberia+0.24
Delta/ Northwest+0.31
Aer Lingus+0.33
American+0.33
Austrian Airlines+0.35
LAN Airlines+0.37
Hawaiian Airlines+0.44
Finnair+0.45
Tap – Air Portugal+0.51
All Nippon Airways+0.57
Singapore Airlines+0.59
Virgin Atlantic=+0.60
KLM+0.61
United Continental+0.67
Qantas+0.71
Air Canada+0.73
Cathay Pacific+0.88
Lufthansa+0.88
Bristish Airways+0.88
South west Airlines+0.9

 

Incidents, Fatal Incidents & Fatalities of International Airlines from 1985- 2014 in order of maximum incidents

AirlinesIncidentsFatal IncidentsFatalities
Aeroflot8916234
Ethiopian Airlines8018688
Pakistan International67191036
Royal Air Maroc3513221
Xiamen Airlines334244
Garuda Indonesia3010591
Philippine Airlines2815233
EgyptAir289681
Saudi Arabian273467
Aerolineas Argentinas2300
China Air Lines22111210
Alitalia21492
SAS212214
TACA201030
Kenya Airways19101,353
Aeromexico172137
Gulf Air174629
Avianca16101,043
Vietnam Airlines166351
US Airways / America West145129
Alaska Airlines141121
Air New Zealand14213
TAM135248
Turkish Airlines10399
Delta / Northwest10290
Iberia101162
Korean Air94314
Air france92183
American91131
Air India93726
Aer Lingus800
Thai Airways83233
Malaysia AirLines84727
Swiss82370
COPA72109
All Nippon Airways700
Condor6349
United / Continental6177
KLM502
British Airways500
LAN Airlines4327
Ei Al4415
Austrian Airlines400
Finnair300
Lufthansa300
Hawaiian Airlines300
Qantas300
Southwest Airlines300
Japan Airlines21423
SirLankan Airlines2249
Air Canada200
Virgin Atlantic100
Cathay Pacific100
Tap – Air Portugal000
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