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Top 10 safest low-cost carriers revealed

Factors taken into account include incident records and fleet age

AirlineRatings.com has revealed its top 10 safest low-cost airlines for 2022, without sharing the order in which the airlines ranked.

The organisation, which monitors 385 airlines, compiles the ranking by analysing factors including incident records over the past two years, crash records over the past five years, results of audits conducted by the International Civil Aviation Organisation and fleet age.

Though Sharjah-based carrier Air Arabia didn’t make the list this year after being included in 2021, Hungarian airline Wizz Air, which launched Wizz Air Abu Dhabi a year ago, has featured. 

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Commenting on why Air Arabia didn’t crack the top 10 this year, AirlineRatings.com editor-in-chief  Geoffrey Thomas said: “The differences in ranking between the top 20 or so airlines is very fine and this year Air Arabia just slipped out of the top 10. The airline is certainly up there with the best.”

The 10 safest low-cost airlines, in alphabetical order, are:

Allegiant (America)
EasyJet (UK)
Frontier Airlines (US)
Jetstar Group (Australia)
JetBlue (US)
Ryanair (Ireland)
VietJet Air (Vietnam)
Volaris (Mexico)
WestJet (Canada)
Wizz Air (Hungary)

For more information, visit www.airlineratings.com

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