All of us like travelling abroad. Sometimes out destinations are far away and we need to get there by plane. But this means of transport is not so cheap indeed. But what to do if you want to get overseas? So many people in this case choose such an option as budget airlines. Although budget airlines appeared more than 30 years ago, not all people trust them. Some passengers think that in an effort to minimize the cost of tickets, low-costers go to saving measures that affect the safety of flights. But in fact, this is not so.
At present, budget airlines occupy up to 25% of the market for air passenger transportation, and this figure tends to increase. But the safety of flights from the invasion of low-costers does not suffer at all.
In this article you will find a list of the safest budget airlines. The list was compiled by the popular specialized website AirlineRatings.com based on data on incidents over the last 10 years and the results of the comprehensive safety audit of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). We hope that this information will be useful to you when planning your next trip.
Aer Lingus Limited is the largest airline in Ireland. Ryanair owns 29.4% and Irish government accounts for 25.4%. Ths airline uses 41 airbus, that serve Europe, Africa and North America.
Volaris is a Mexican budget airline based in Santa Fe, Alvaro Obregón and Mexico City. Volaris serves 43 domestic destinations and 22 international flights to the United States.
TUIfly is a German low-coster belonging to the tourist concern TUI AG. The third largest airline in Germany. It is based at the airport Hanover-Langenhagen. On August 2014, the company’s fleet includes 30 aircrafts. They fly to 197 airports in 49 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.
JetBlue Airways is a budget American airline owned by JetBlue Airways Corporation. It mainly travels to the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico, as well as the Bahamas and Bermuda. It is interesting to know, that JetBlue has the highest ratings among US airlines and is the only four-star air carrier in the country.
Flybe is a British low-coster based at Exeter Airport. This is the largest independent regional airline in Europe, whose airplanes fly 150 routes to 55 airports. Flybe serves short flights to the UK, Ireland and continental Europe.
Jetstar Airways is an Australian budget airline. It serves a wide network of domestic Australian airlines, as well as provides service on some international lines. The main base of this loukoster is Melbourne Airport. Currently, Jetstar has a fleet of 44 Airbus A320-200 aircraft, six Airbus A321-200 and 11 Airbus A330-200.
Thomas Cook Airlines is a British airline based in Manchester, and serves spa destinations around the world. Thomas Cook flies to various airports in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, North America and Asia. The airline also organizes charter flights from the United Kingdom for a number of tour operators.
WestJet Airlines is a low-cost airline in Canada, the second largest (after Air Canada) air carrier of the country. The air fleet of the low-coster consists of the Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft. The WestJet route network includes the largest airports in the United States of America. In addition, WestJet flies to many countries in the Caribbean and South America.
HK Express is a budget airline from Hong Kong, which provides regular air service to nine destinations in Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Taiwan. HK Express uses for flights a fleet consisting exclusively of Airbus A320. Currently, the company operates 11 aircraft, and by 2018 the airline plans to increase their number up to 30.
Virgin America is an airline based in California, which started flights on August 8, 2007. The declared goal is to ensure low tariffs and quality service during flights between major metropolitan cities on the east and west coasts.