Do you want to travel low-cost due to budget constraints, but are concerned about potential safety issues with airlines charging less for a ticket?
A new rankings list could put your mind at rest, as AirlineRatings.com, which rated the safety and in-flight product of 409 airlines, has revealed its top 10 safest low-cost airlines for the first time in its annual report.
In alphabetical order, these are: Aer Lingus, Flybe, Frontier, HK Express, Jetblue, Jetstar Australia, Thomas Cook, Virgin America, Vueling, and Westjet.
The editorial team said each of the low-cost carriers that made the top 10 have excellent safety records and "unlike a number of low-cost carriers, these airlines have all passed the stringent International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)".
It added: "To arrive at its Top 20 AirlineRatings.com takes into account the most important factors for safety that include; audits from aviation’s governing bodies and lead associations; government audits; airline’s crash and serious incident record and the fleet age."