page contents

555 airline passengers died in 2018: Is this good news?

555 airline passengers died in 2018: Is this good news?

Last year 555 airline passengers died in plane accidents. This is the worst year according to a report by BBC.

The good news is with 4.5 billion airline passengers traveling on 45 million flights in 2018, the yar was still the ninth safest in aviation history.

The worst accident was a Lion Air crash in Jakarta, Indonesia. This crash killed all 189 people on board the Lion Air flight. It opened a discussion on the safety of Airbus Max and resulted in a number of canceled order for the European plane manufacturer. Lion Air also canceled all remaining Airbus Max orders.

There was a total of 15 fatal airliner accidents in 2018, according to ASN.

Human error was blamed for a plane crash in Cuba that killed 112 people in July. Another fatal crash occurred when a plane was landing at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport in March, killing 51 people.

Saratov Airlines Flight 703 crashed in February just outside Moscow, killing all 71 people on board the passenger flight.










Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.