Tuesday, 29 July 2014


Hamburg-based Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC) annually ranks the safest and most unsafe 60 largest airlines in the world based on the number of accidents and incidents over the past 30 years - compared with passenger miles.

It also factors in international safety benchmarks, such as the IOSA Audit and the USOAP country factor to calculate its rankings.

This is their top 10 of the airlines with the worst records

Turkish Airlines
The Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines. (Here Turkish truck drivers walk to a plane to fly to Turkey after being released by Iraqi Islamist militants, in Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region.)

Korean Airlines
Among the best of the worst is the Seoul-based Korean Airlines, South Korea's national carrier

Saudi Arabian Airlines
The Jeddah-based national carrier is also known as Saudia.

Gol Transportes Aereos
The low-cost Brazilian airline is based in Sao Paulo

Garuda Airlines
The Jakarta-based line is Indonesia's official carrier.c

Rounding out the top 5 in the category no airlines wants to be is Brazil's largest carrier.

Air India
The carrier is based in New Dehli.

Lion Airlines
The Jakarta-based Lion Mentari Airlines is Indonesia's largest domestic-focused airlines.

Vietnam Airlines
Not rock bottom, but close. Ha Noi's Vietnam Airlines is the country's largest carrier. 

China Airlines

The airline is Taiwan's largest carrier.

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