Plane Travelling – Safety Statistics


Following the tragic Germanwings accident that occurred this week we wanted to provide a clear view regarding the evolution of Aviation Safety as well as accurate data and accident odds.

Odds of being involved in a fatal accident
Odds of being on an airline flight which results in at least one fatality Odds of being killed on a single airline flight
78 major world airlines
1 in 3.4 million
78 major world airlines
1 in 4.7 million
Top 39 airlines with the best accident rates
 1 in 10.0 million 
Top 39 airlines with the best accident rates
 1 in 19.8 million 
Bottom 39 with the worst accident rates
 1 in 1.5 million
Bottom 39 with the worst accident rates
 1 in 2.0 million

Source: OAG Aviation & PlaneCrashInfo.com accident database, 20 years of data (1993 – 2012)

Extra – The Most (and Least) Accident-Prone Planes

Conclusion: Air travel is still by far the safest way of travelling, even with in the world’s least safe airplanes or airline companies. – AirlineRankings

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