Wizz Air has been rated among the top 10 safest low-cost carriers in the world.

    The airline was also awarded the highest safety ranking by AirlineRatings.com. The carrier was awarded the seven-star safety rating for the second year in a row. In making its evaluation, AirlineRatings.com takes into account a comprehensive range of factors including audits from aviation’s governing and industry bodies, government audits, airline’s crash and serious incident record, profitability, industry-leading safety initiatives and fleet age.

    Wizz Air, which is about to launch flights from Abu Dhabi to Athens, operates one of the world’s youngest fleets with an average age of its aircraft just above five years. The fleet consists of 137 Airbus A320, A321 and Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft.

    Diederik Pen, executive vice president & group chief operations officer of Wizz Air commented: “We are proud to have been awarded with the highest possible safety rating yet again. The additional safety measures Wizz Air has introduced this year have continued to guarantee the highest level of safety onboard our young and cutting-edge technology aircraft.

    “With our enhanced protective hygiene measures on board we welcome passengers to fly on Europe’s greenest fleet while enjoying Wizz’s great onboard service. I am very proud of our professional and committed colleagues for achieving this exemplary result even during such a challenging year.”

    The low-cost carrier has implemented stringent health and hygiene measures to protect passengers and crew. Whilst the HEPA filters of all Wizz Air aircraft already filter out 99.97 per cent of viruses and bacteria from the air, Wizz Air says its new protocols support physical distancing guidelines, ensure an ultra-clean environment onboard and reduce any non-essential human interaction and physical contact.