Nepal hosts half of the world’s most unsafe airlines

Nepal Airlines scores one star for safety.

Nepal Airlines scores one star for safety. Image by Aero Icarus / CC BY-SA 2.0

A new report from the aviation safety website AirlineRatings.com has rated Nepal’s domestic airlines as some of the most dangerous in the world, with two Nepali carriers amongst only four airlines worldwide to score just one out of seven stars for passenger safety. Nepal has a poor record for aviation safety, with a number of high profile fatal accidents in recent years, most linked to bad weather and the practical difficulties of flying to mountain airstrips that lack modern computer guidance systems. Read more: blogs.wsj.com

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