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Revealed – The riskiest routes around the world

On average, each airliner accident in the 00’s caused 252 fatalities compared to the 90’s which had a 25% lower death rate of 199 fatalities per airline accident.

A study by 1st Move International has brought together data from the Aviation Safety Network (ASN) and World Health Organisation (WHO) to reveal the most risky ways to travel. 

The study delivered some surprising and unexpected trends, brought together in a fascinating set of data visuals.

The deadliest decade for air travel
To date, the 00’s has been the most dangerous decade for air travel, with an incredible 8,324 fatalities recorded across 33 accidents. Compare this to the 60’s where just 310 deaths were recorded.

On average, each airliner accident in the 00’s caused 252 fatalities compared to the 90’s which had a 25% lower death rate of 199 fatalities per airline accident. 

Accident prone airlines
According to the data, the airline company with the most overall accidents is American Airlines, with 2,578 fatalities across 5 accidents. Interestingly, British Airways does not appear at all on the list from the ASN. 

Boeing, Airbus and DC are amongst the top three aircraft models with the most accidents attributed to them. 

Riskiest Routes Revealed
The US tops the list of the riskiest places to travel by air and has one of the worst records for airline accidents with 4,200 fatalities according to the ASN. Spain is a close second, racking up 1.367 fatalities across 7 airline accidents.

Deadliest Destinations for Road Users
Even with both feet firmly on the ground it can still be a dangerous way to travel. India, China and Brazil are the top three most dangerous destinations for road travel. 

Accidents on 4-wheels
Are any of these destinations on your travel bucket list? Even on 4 wheels, there’s still a risk of danger, according to the data from WHO. 

Push Bike Accidents
Depending on where you travel, two wheels may be safer than four, with Dominica and the Netherlands topping the list for the most risky places for travelling by pedal-power. 

Treacherous Train Tracks
India, Turkey and South Africa are three of the most unpredictable places to travel by rail, with a total of 136 fatalities reported by WHO in 2018.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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