Egyptair hijack

The World's Safest and Least Safe Airlines

By Transportation

The hijacking of an EgyptAir flight on Tuesday and the mystery surrounding the still missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 may have many travelers asking to fly or not to fly? That is the question -- but when it comes to safety not all airlines are created equal.

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AirlineRatings.com rates airlines based on safety. The maximum rating an airline can get is seven stars and the minimum is one. Here’s a list of some of the highest and least highest rated airlines.

American Airlines 7

United Airlines 7

Virgin Atlantic  7

British Airways 7

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Air Canada 7

Finnair 7

Qantas 7

EL AL Israel Airlines 7

Emirates 7

Air France 6

Turkish Airlines 6

Qatar Airways 5

Qatar Airways 5

EqyptAir and EqyptAir Express 5

Malaysia Airlines 5

AirAsia Indonesia 1

Wings Air 1

Xpress Air 1

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