10 Least Safest Airlines in the World in 2016

Most of us want a comfortable air travel. But more importantly we all want to arrive safely in our destination, regardless of delays, expensive fares or cramped seats. So which airlines are the safest and those on the opposite side of ranking?

AirlineRatings.com is a website that compiles a ranking of airworthiness of 407 airlines, awards seven stars for the safest and lower for those that have flight risks.

In its 2016 compilation, 148 were granted top rating while close to 50 have three stars or less. But the 10 most dreaded ones at the bottom belonged to only a few countries.

Airlines awarded 1 star

1) Batik Air

Headquarters: Jakarta, Indonesia
CEO: Achmad Lutfie
Founded: March 2013
Fleet size: 33
Parent organization: Lion Air

2) Bluewing Airlines
Headquarters: Paramaribo, Suriname
Founded: 2004
Operating bases: Zorg en Hoop Airport
Fleet size: 9

3) Citilink
CEO: Albert Burhan
Headquarters: Jakarta, Indonesia
Founded: 2001
Secondary hubs: Soekarno–Hatta International Airport
Parent organization: Garuda Indonesia

4) Kal-Star Aviation
Founder: Andi Masyhur
Founded: 2000
Headquarters: South Tangerang, Indonesia
Hubs: Supadio Airport
Fleet size: 12

5) Lion Air
CEO: Rudy Lumingkewas
Founded: October 19, 1999, Jakarta, Indonesia
Headquarters: West Jakarta, Indonesia
Subsidiaries: Batik Air, Wings Air, Lion Air Australia
Founders: Kusnan Kirana, Rusdi Kirana

6) Sriwijaya Air
Founded: 2003
Headquarters: Tangerang, Indonesia
Fleet size: 35
Founders: Johannes Bunjamin, Fandy Lingga, Hendry Lie, Andy Halim, Chandra Lie
Hubs: Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, more

7) TransNusa
Founded: 2005
Headquarters: Kupang, Indonesia
Fleet size: 6
Hubs: El Tari Airport, Ngurah Rai International Airport

8) Trigana Air Service
Headquarters: Jakarta, Indonesia
Founded: 1991
Operating bases: Soekarno–Hatta International Airport
Fleet size: 15

9) Wings Air
Headquarters: Manado, Indonesia
Founder: Lion Air
Founded: 2003
Alliance: Lion Air
Operating bases: Soekarno–Hatta International Airport

10) Xpress Air
Founded: 2003
Fleet size: 12

Airlines awarded 2 stars
1) Airlines PNG
2) Ariana Afghan Airlines
3) Blue Wing
4) Daallo Airlines
5) Kam Air
6) NOK Air

Airlines awarded 3 stars
1) Afriqiyah
2) Air Bagan
3) AirAsia Thailand
4) AirAsia Zest
5) Avia Traffic Company
6) Bangkok Air
7) Camair-Co
8) Cambodia Angkor Air
9) Drukair Royal Bhutan
10) FastJet
11) Felix Airways
12) Fly540
13) Garuda Indonesia
14) JetStar Pacific
15) LAM
16) Libyan Airlines
17) Nauru Airlines
18) Orient Thai Airlines
19) Polynesian Airlines
20) Scat
21) Somon Air
22) Tajik Air

Source: http://www.airlineratings.com/news/630/who-are-the-worlds-safest-airlines-for-2016