Low Fare Alone Should Never be the Sole Criteria for Choosing an Airline

You must bear in mind of the recent Lion Air plane carrying 189 people that crashed off Indonesia. The initial reports confirm that the previous day investigation reported some defects in the aircraft.
So if the technical team of the aircraft would have played their role effectively, this unfortunate accident could have been avoided.
This should make us realize the importance of choosing an airline wisely while traveling, and we must always keep in mind that low fare alone should never be the sole criteria for choosing an airline.

Some international agencies monitor airline performance, assess the airline’s safety conditions and periodically post the airline’s safety rating.

Class 1 – Good
Class 2 – Adequate
Class 3 – Questionable
Class 4 – Inadequate
(Lion Air comes under Class 4!)

For your and your loved one’s safety, always travel in class 1 or 2 rated airlines only.

Please see current ratings below:-


Airline Country Rating
Ariana Afghan Airlines Afghanistan Class 4 (Inadequate)
Kam Air Afghanistan Class 4 (Inadequate)
Safi Airways Afghanistan Class 3 (Questionable)
Air Algerie Algeria Class 3 (Questionable)
Tassili Airlines Algeria Class 3 (Questionable)
TAAG Angola Airlines Angola Class 4 (Inadequate)
LIAT Antigua Class 2 (Adequate)
Aerolineas Argentinas Argentina Class 2 (Adequate)
Airnorth Australia Class 2 (Adequate)
Jetstar Airways Australia Class 2 (Adequate)
Qantas Australia Class 2 (Adequate)
rex (Regional Express) Australia Class 2 (Adequate)
Skywest Australia Class 1 (Good)
Virgin Australia Australia Class 1 (Good)
Austrian Airlines (Tyrolean) Austria Class 1 (Good)
InterSky Austria Class 1 (Good)
Niki Austria Class 1 (Good)
Azerbaijan Airlines Azerbaijan Class 2 (Adequate)
Turan Air Azerbaijan Class 3 (Questionable)
Gulf Air Bahrain Class 2 (Adequate)
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Bangladesh Class 4 (Inadequate)
United Airways (BD) Bangladesh Class 3 (Questionable)
Belavia Belarusian Airlines Belarus Class 2 (Adequate)
Brussels Airlines Belgium Class 1 (Good)
Tropic Air Belize Insufficient Information
Druk Air Bhutan Class 2 (Adequate)
BH Airlines (Air Bosna) Bosnia & Herzegovinia Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Botswana Botswana Class 2 (Adequate)
Avianca Brasil (OceanAir) Brazil Class 2 (Adequate)
Azul LinhasAereas Brasileiras Brazil Class 2 (Adequate)
GOL Linhas A閞eas Brazil Class 2 (Adequate)
Passaredo Transportes Brazil Class 2 (Adequate)
TAM Linhas Aereas Brazil Class 2 (Adequate)
TRIP Linhas A閞eas Brazil Class 2 (Adequate)
Royal Brunei Airlines Brunei Class 2 (Adequate)
Bulgaria Air Bulgaria Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Burkina Burkina Faso Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Canada Canada Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Georgian Canada Class 2 (Adequate)
Canadian North Canada Class 3 (Questionable)
Central Mountain Air Canada Class 2 (Adequate)
Northwestern Air Canada Insufficient Information
Pacific Coastal Airlines Canada Class 3 (Questionable)
Porter Airlines Canada Class 2 (Adequate)
WestJet Airlines Canada Class 2 (Adequate)
TACV Cape Verde Islands Class 2 (Adequate)
Cayman Airways Cayman Islands Class 1 (Good)
    Lan Airlines Chile Class 2 (Adequate)
Sky Airline Chile Class 3 (Questionable)
Air China China Class 2 (Adequate)


Cathay Pacific China Class 2 (Adequate)
China Eastern Airlines China Class 2 (Adequate)
China Southern Airlines China Class 2 (Adequate)
Dragonair China Class 1 (Good)
Hainan Airlines China Class 2 (Adequate)
Hong Kong Airlines China Class 2 (Adequate)
Juneyao Airlines China Class 2 (Adequate)
Shandong Airlines China Class 2 (Adequate)
Shanghai Airlines China Class 2 (Adequate)
Shenzhen Airlines China Class 2 (Adequate)
Sichuan Airlines China Class 2 (Adequate)
Xiamen Airlines China Class 2 (Adequate)
Avianca Colombia Class 2 (Adequate)
Copa Airlines Colombia Colombia Class 2 (Adequate)
LanColombia (Aires) Colombia Class 3 (Questionable)
Trans Air Congo Congo (Brazzaville) Class 4 (Inadequate)
flyCongo (Hewa Bora) Congo (Kinshasa) Class 4 (Inadequate)
LACSA (TACA Costa Rica) Costa Rica Class 2 (Adequate)
Croatia Airlines Croatia Class 2 (Adequate)
Cubana Cuba Class 4 (Inadequate)
Cyprus Airways Cyprus Class 1 (Good)
Czech Airlines Czech Republic Class 2 (Adequate)
Travel Service Airlines Czech Republic Class 2 (Adequate)
Danish Air Transport (DAT) Denmark Class 1 (Good)
AeroGal Ecuador Class 2 (Adequate)
Saereo Ecuador Class 2 (Adequate)
TAME Ecuador Class 2 (Adequate)
Egyptair Egypt Class 3 (Questionable)
Eritrean Airlines Eritrea Insufficient Information
Estonian Air Estonia Class 1 (Good)
Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopia Class 2 (Adequate)
Fiji Airways (Air Pacific) Fiji Class 1 (Good)
Finnair Finland Class 1 (Good)
Aigle Azur France Class 2 (Adequate)
Air France France Class 2 (Adequate)
Air M閐iterran閑 France Class 2 (Adequate)
Airlinair (Hop) France Class 1 (Good)
CityJet France Class 1 (Good)
OpenSkies France Class 1 (Good)
Twin Jet France Class 1 (Good)
Air Tahiti French Polynesia Class 2 (Adequate)
Georgian Airways Georgia Class 2 (Adequate)
airberlin Germany Class 1 (Good)
Augsburg Airways Germany Defunct
Condor Flugdienst Germany Class 2 (Adequate)
Eurowings (Lufthansa Regional) Germany Class 1 (Good)
Germanwings Germany Class 1 (Good)
Lufthansa Germany Class 1 (Good)
Lufthansa CityLine Germany Class 1 (Good)
Aegean Airlines Greece Class 2 (Adequate)
Olympic Air Greece Class 2 (Adequate)


Air Greenland Greenland Class 2 (Adequate)
Wizz Air Hungary Class 1 (Good)
Air Atlanta Icelandic Iceland Class 2 (Adequate)
Icelandair Iceland Class 1 (Good)
Air India India Class 3 (Questionable)
Air India Express India Class 3 (Questionable)
GoAir India Class 2 (Adequate)
IndiGo India Class 2 (Adequate)
Jet Airways India Class 2 (Adequate)
JetKonnect India Class 2 (Adequate)
SpiceJet India Class 2 (Adequate)
Expressair Indonesia Class 3 (Questionable)
Garuda Indonesia Indonesia Class 2 (Adequate)
Indonesia AirAsia Indonesia Class 2 (Adequate)
Lion Airlines Indonesia Class 4 (Inadequate)
Merpati Nusantara Indonesia Class 4 (Inadequate)
Pelita Air Service Indonesia Class 3 (Questionable)
Sriwijaya Air Indonesia Class 4 (Inadequate)
Tigerair Mandala Indonesia Class 2 (Adequate)
Trigana Air Service Indonesia Class 3 (Questionable)
Wings Air (Wings Abadi) Indonesia Class 3 (Questionable)
Iran Air Iran Class 4 (Inadequate)
Iran Aseman Airlines Iran Class 3 (Questionable)
Kish Air Iran Class 3 (Questionable)
Mahan Air Iran Class 3 (Questionable)
Iraqi Airways Iraq Insufficient Information
Aer Arann Regional Ireland Class 1 (Good)
Aer Lingus Ireland Class 1 (Good)
Ryanair Ireland Class 2 (Adequate)
Arkia Israeli Airlines Israel Class 2 (Adequate)
El Al Israel Class 2 (Adequate)
Israir Airlines Israel Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Dolomiti Italy Class 1 (Good)
Air Italy Italy Class 1 (Good)
Air One Smart Carrier Italy Class 1 (Good)
Alitalia Italy Class 2 (Adequate)
Blue Panorama Airlines Italy Class 1 (Good)
Meridiana Italy Class 2 (Adequate)
Mistral Air Italy Class 1 (Good)
Air Jamaica Jamaica Class 2 (Adequate)
All Nippon Airways Japan Class 2 (Adequate)
Japan Airlines (JAL) Japan Class 1 (Good)
Skymark Airlines Japan Class 3 (Questionable)
Royal Jordanian Jordan Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Astana Kazakhstan Class 2 (Adequate)
Sayakhat Air Company Kazakhstan Class 3 (Questionable)
SCAT Kazakhstan Class 3 (Questionable)
Kenya Airways Kenya Class 2 (Adequate)
Kuwait Airways Kuwait Class 2 (Adequate)
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Republic Class 3 (Questionable)
airBaltic Latvia Class 2 (Adequate)


Middle East Airlines Lebanon Class 3 (Questionable)
Afriqiyah Airways Libya Class 3 (Questionable)
Buraq Air Libya Class 3 (Questionable)
Libyan Airlines Libya Class 3 (Questionable)
Luxair Luxembourg Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Madagascar Madagascar Class 3 (Questionable)
Air Malawi Malawi Class 2 (Adequate)
AirAsia Malaysia Class 1 (Good)
FireFly Malaysia Class 1 (Good)
Malaysia Airlines Malaysia Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Mali Mali Insufficient Information
Air Malta Malta Class 1 (Good)
Medavia Malta Class 3 (Questionable)
Air Mauritius Mauritius Class 1 (Good)
Aeromar (Mexico) Mexico Class 2 (Adequate)
Aeromexico Mexico Class 2 (Adequate)
Aeromexico Connect Mexico Class 1 (Good)
Interjet Mexico Class 2 (Adequate)
Volaris Mexico Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Moldova Moldova Class 2 (Adequate)
Moldavian Airlines Moldova Class 2 (Adequate)
MIAT Mongolian Airlines Mongolia Class 3 (Questionable)
Montenegro Airlines Montenegro Class 2 (Adequate)
Royal Air Maroc Morocco Class 2 (Adequate)
Linhas Aereas de Mozambique Mozambique Class 3 (Questionable)
Air Namibia Namibia Class 3 (Questionable)
Nepal Airlines Nepal Class 3 (Questionable)
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Netherlands Class 2 (Adequate)
Transavia Airlines Netherlands Class 1 (Good)
Dutch Antilles Express Netherlands Antilles Defunct
Insel Air Netherlands Antilles Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Caledonie New Caledonia Class 2 (Adequate)
Air New Zealand New Zealand Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Rarotonga New Zealand Class 2 (Adequate)
Mount Cook Airlines New Zealand Class 1 (Good)
La Costena Nicaragua Insufficient Information
AeroContractors (Aero) Nigeria Class 2 (Adequate)
Arik Air Nigeria Class 2 (Adequate)
Norwegian Norway Class 1 (Good)
Wideroe Norway Class 2 (Adequate)
Oman Air Oman Class 2 (Adequate)
Airblue Pakistan Class 3 (Questionable)
Pakistan Intl Airlines Pakistan Class 4 (Inadequate)
Air Panama (Parsa) Panama Insufficient Information
Copa Air Panama Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Niugini Papua New Guinea Class 2 (Adequate)
Airlines PNG Papua New Guinea Class 4 (Inadequate)
Cebu Pacific Air Philippines Class 3 (Questionable)
Philippine Airlines Philippines Class 3 (Questionable)
EuroLOT Poland Class 1 (Good)
LOT Polish Airlines Poland Class 2 (Adequate)


Hi Fly Portugal Class 2 (Adequate)
Portug醠ia Airlines (PGA) Portugal Class 1 (Good)
TAP Portugal Portugal Class 1 (Good)
Qatar Airways Qatar Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Austral Reunion Class 1 (Good)
Blue Air Romania Class 2 (Adequate)
Carpatair Romania Class 2 (Adequate)
TAROM Romania Class 2 (Adequate)
Aeroflot Russia Class 3 (Questionable)
Aurora (SAT) Russia Class 4 (Inadequate)
Globus Russia Class 2 (Adequate)
Nordavia Russia Class 4 (Inadequate)
Orenair (Orenburg Airlines) Russia Class 2 (Adequate)
Polet Airlines Russia Class 3 (Questionable)
Rossiya Airlines Russia Class 3 (Questionable)
RusLine Russia Class 2 (Adequate)
S7 Airlines Russia Class 3 (Questionable)
Taimyr Air (NordStar) Russia Insufficient Information
Transaero Airlines Russia Class 2 (Adequate)
Ural Airlines Russia Class 3 (Questionable)
UTAir Aviation Russia Class 4 (Inadequate)
Yakutia Airlines Russia Class 4 (Inadequate)
Yamal Airlines Russia Insufficient Information
Rwandair Rwanda Insufficient Information
Polynesian Airlines Samoa Class 2 (Adequate)
NasAir Saudi Arabia Class 2 (Adequate)
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) Saudi Arabia Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Serbia (JAT) Serbia Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Seychelles Seychelles Class 2 (Adequate)
Jetstar Asia Singapore Class 1 (Good)
SilkAir Singapore Class 1 (Good)
Singapore Airlines Singapore Class 1 (Good)
Tiger Airways Singapore Class 2 (Adequate)
Adria Airways Slovenia Class 1 (Good)
Solomon Airlines Solomon Islands Class 3 (Questionable)
Airlink South Africa Class 3 (Questionable)
Comair (South Africa) South Africa Class 2 (Adequate)
Interair South Africa South Africa Class 2 (Adequate)
Kulula South Africa Class 2 (Adequate)
Norse Air South Africa Insufficient Information
SA Express South Africa Class 2 (Adequate)
South African Airways South Africa Class 2 (Adequate)
Asiana Airlines South Korea Class 2 (Adequate)
Korean Air South Korea Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Europa Spain Class 2 (Adequate)
Binter Canarias Spain Class 1 (Good)
Iberia Spain Class 1 (Good)
NAYSA Spain Class 1 (Good)
Vueling Airlines Spain Class 1 (Good)
SriLankan Airlines Sri Lanka Class 2 (Adequate)
Surinam Airways Suriname Class 2 (Adequate)


Blue1 Sweden Class 1 (Good)
Braathens Regional Sweden Class 1 (Good)
Malmo Aviation Sweden Class 1 (Good)
SAS Sweden Class 1 (Good)
Edelweiss Air Switzerland Class 1 (Good)
Swiss Switzerland Class 1 (Good)
Syrianair Syria Class 4 (Inadequate)
China Airlines Taiwan Class 2 (Adequate)
EVA Air Taiwan Class 1 (Good)
Far Eastern Air Transport Taiwan Class 2 (Adequate)
Mandarin Airlines Taiwan Class 2 (Adequate)
TransAsia Airways Taiwan Class 3 (Questionable)
UNI Air Taiwan Class 2 (Adequate)
Tajik Air Tajikistan Insufficient Information
Air Tanzania Tanzania Class 4 (Inadequate)
Precisionair Tanzania Class 2 (Adequate)
Bangkok Airways Thailand Class 2 (Adequate)
Thai Airways Thailand Class 2 (Adequate)
Caribbean Airlines Trinidad & Tobago Class 2 (Adequate)
Tunisair Tunisia Class 3 (Questionable)
Tunisair Express Tunisia Class 3 (Questionable)
AtlasJet Airlines Turkey Class 2 (Adequate)
Onur Air Turkey Class 3 (Questionable)
Pegasus Airlines Turkey Class 1 (Good)
SunExpress Turkey Class 1 (Good)
Turkish Airlines Turkey Class 2 (Adequate)
Turkmenistan Airlines Turkmenistan Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Uganda Uganda Class 2 (Adequate)
Aerosvit Ukraine Defunct
Ukraine Intl Airlines Ukraine Class 2 (Adequate)
Air Arabia United Arab Emirates Class 2 (Adequate)
Emirates United Arab Emirates Class 2 (Adequate)
Etihad Airways United Arab Emirates Class 1 (Good)
flyDubai United Arab Emirates Insufficient Information
Aurigny Air Services United Kingdom Class 1 (Good)
British Airways United Kingdom Class 1 (Good)
Eastern Airways United Kingdom Class 2 (Adequate)
EasyJet United Kingdom Class 2 (Adequate)
Flybe United Kingdom Class 2 (Adequate)
Monarch Airlines United Kingdom Class 1 (Good)
Sucking Airways United Kingdom Class 1 (Good)
Virgin Atlantic Airways United Kingdom Class 1 (Good)
Alaska Airlines United States Class 2 (Adequate)
Allegiant Air United States Class 2 (Adequate)
American Airlines United States Class 2 (Adequate)
American Eagle United States Class 2 (Adequate)
Atlas Air United States Class 1 (Good)
Cape Air (Hyannis Air Service) United States Class 2 (Adequate)
Delta Air Lines United States Class 1 (Good)
Era Aviation (Era Alaska) United States Class 3 (Questionable)
ExpressJet United States Class 2 (Adequate)


Frontier Airlines United States Class 1 (Good)
Great Lakes Airlines United States Class 3 (Questionable)
Hawaiian Airlines United States Class 1 (Good)
Horizon Air (Alaska Horizon) United States Class 1 (Good)
JetBlue Airways United States Class 1 (Good)
Mesa Airlines United States Class 2 (Adequate)
Miami Air International United States Class 1 (Good)
North American Airlines United States Class 1 (Good)
Omni Air International United States Class 1 (Good)
PenAir (Peninsular Airways) United States Class 3 (Questionable)
SkyLease Cargo United States Class 2 (Adequate)
SkyWest Airlines United States Class 1 (Good)
Southwest Airlines United States Class 1 (Good)
Spirit Airlines United States Class 3 (Questionable)
Trans States Airlines United States Class 3 (Questionable)
United Airlines United States Class 1 (Good)
US Airways United States Class 2 (Adequate)
Virgin America United States Class 1 (Good)
Vision Airlines United States Class 2 (Adequate)
World Airways United States Class 2 (Adequate)
Uzbekistan Airways Uzbekistan Class 3 (Questionable)
Air Vanuatu Vanuatu Class 2 (Adequate)
Aeropostal Venezuela Class 3 (Questionable)
Aserca Airlines Venezuela Insufficient Information
Avior Airlines Venezuela Class 2 (Adequate)
Conviasa Venezuela Class 4 (Inadequate)
Rutaca Venezuela Class 3 (Questionable)
SBA Airlines (Santa Barbara Airline Venezuela Insufficient Information
Venezolana (RAVSA) Venezuela Class 3 (Questionable)
Vietnam Airlines Vietnam Class 2 (Adequate)
Yemenia Airways Yemen Class 4 (Inadequate)
Air Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Class 4 (Inadequate)



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