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Airline Ratings Names Volaris One of the "Best Low-Cost Airlines"

By Sofía Hanna | Tue, 01/11/2022 - 16:41

Mexican ultra-low-cost airline Volaris has been recognized as one the "Best Low-Cost Airlines for 2022" by Airline Ratings. With this achievement, Volaris remains the only operator in Latin America to be part of Airline Ratings’s Top 10 worldwide. 


Airline Ratings’s report on the Top Twenty Safest Airlines and Ten Safest Low-Cost Airlines for 2022 was published on Jan. 10. The group monitors 385 different airlines. The list considers a comprehensive range of factors that include: total crashes in the past five years, serious incident reports during the past two years, audits from aviation industry bodies, government audits, industry-leading safety initiatives, fleet age and COVID-19 safety protocols.


Besides Volaris, this year’s "Top 10 Safest Low-Cost Airlines for 2022" included the US’s Allegiant, Frontier and Jetblue, the UK’s Easyjet, Australia’s Jetstar Group, Ireland’s Ryanair, Vietnam’s Vietjet, Canada’s Westjet and Hungary’s Wizz.


"We are proud to continue being recognized as one of the ten safest low-cost airlines in the world and the only one in Latin America. At Volaris, the safety of our operations, clients and ambassadors is a priority, so this recognition is an incentive to the aeronautical technical personnel who do their best in their work,” said José Luis Suárez Durán, Senior Vice President and COO, Volaris. 


Airline Ratings’s "Top 20 Safest Airlines for 2022" included Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, SAS, Qantas, Alaska Airlines, EVA Air, Virgin Australia/Atlantic, Cathay Pacific Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, American Airlines, Lufthansa/Swiss Group, Finnair, Air France/KLM Group, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Emirates, according to its website.


Mexican airline Viva Aerobus received six stars out of seven because it missed a point in the "Audit" category, while Interjet missed a star in its "Incident fee" category. Aeroméxico and Aeromar received seven stars. 


This is a positive sign for the Mexican aviation industry, which was heavily affected by the contraction in demand for international travel and limited interest in domestic travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, as previously mentioned in MBN


The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Volaris, A21, MBN
Photo by:   Alex Azabache, Unsplash
Sofía Hanna Sofía Hanna Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst