Airline Ranking

JACDEC Airline Risk Ranking 2024

The JACDEC Airline Safety Ranking compares the largest airlines by their key safety parameters.  The complete list together with a comprehensive safety analysis of the past year will be available in the February 2024 issue of the German aviation magazine 
Aero International(in German language)

Just some key factors that are highlighting our new Risk-Index.

  • The ranking covers the TOP25 airlines in terms of passenger traffic volume(RPK).
  • We now have three additional regional rankings of the TOP25 airlines in
    • Americas
    • Europe, CIS and Eurasia
    • Africa, Mid-East and Asia-Pacific
  • The calculation parameters were substantially broadened from 9 to 34 influential factors.
  • We now take systemic risk factors into account.
  • We revised our time-weighting “forget”-factor (EMA) allowing a more realistic approach to lessen the influence of past accidents/incidents.

The new JACDEC Risk-Index comprises now more than 30 parameters.

Read our full guide of explanations about the new Airline Risk Index HERE.

We also recommend reading through our FAQ’s where we’re trying to give an answer to the most recurrent questions. HERE

JACDEC offers the 2024 Ranking from the end of January 2024.

We must emphasize that from the year 2018 onwards, the JACDEC Safety Ranking is based on a new foundation that forbids any comparison to former rankings. We, therefore, removed all the older Safety Rankings from our website to avoid any misunderstandings.

Again we like to put emphasis on the fact that the current safety state of each airline is expressed best by the Risk-Index and not by the ranking number.

To dispel a common misconception about the JACDEC Risk Ranking: this list comprises the largest airlines measured by their revenue passenger performance in RPK’s and compares them by their safety risk indicators. There can be smaller airlines owning a better Risk-Index which the ranking doesn’t reflect.

For a deeper look into the safety of ALL airlines on the globe, we recommend getting access to our Airline Safety Vetting.

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Airline Safety Ranking Archive

Download Risk Ranking 2022 for free (as PDF) [JACDEC Airline Risk Ranking 2022]
Download Risk Ranking 2021 for free (as PDF) [JACDEC Airline Risk Ranking 2021]

Note: Ranking lists from earlier years are non-consistent in structure and calculations. JACDEC does not recommend juxtaposing them to more recent years anymore.