Top Ten Safest Airports in the U.S.

This blog on which plane crashes occur most often and their safety record will help you make the best decision for your next trip.

The safest airport in the U.S. is: Tampa International Airport (TPA) with zero fatal plane crashes ever recorded from 1953 to 2008.

The top ten safest airports in the United States were recently announced by, a leading airline safety website, after examining their safety records.

The safest airport in America is the Tamp Bay airport in Florida, followed closely by Las Vegas International Airport and Orlando’s airport.

What makes TPA safer than other airports? According to, it is because of its weather conditions. “TPA has had only one fatal accident since 1941.”

The top ten safest airports were determined by no-accident/no-incident record of commercial airlines that fly into the airport and how many takeoffs and landings there are per year.

A new report is out that lists some of the safest airports in the country. The list was compiled by Allianz Global Assistance, a travel insurance company, and it ranks the top 10 safest airports in the United States.

Out of the 200 surveyed airports, Tampa International Airport was placed at No. 6 on the list.

“Safety should always be a traveler’s main priority when choosing an airport to fly out of,” said Daniel Durazo, Director of Communications at Allianz Global Assistance USA. “It may surprise travelers to know that many airports are not required to share their safety records with the public.”

According to their website, Allianz Global Assistance used data from Airline Safety Review, which is a website that provides up-to-date information about airline incidents and accidents worldwide. The company also used data from, which is a flight tracking site that tracks live air traffic around the world in real time.

The survey discovered that out of all 200 U.S. airports surveyed, only 44 reported zero fatal accidents or incidents that occurred within five miles of an airport runway since 1978, which is considered to be the modern era for commercial aviation. Overall, Tampa International Airport ranked No. 6 based on its record of zero fatal

The Tampa International Airport, situated on the west coast of Florida, is ranked as the 10th safest airport in America by the Forbes Traveler. In 2006 and 2007, it was ranked as the 3rd safest airport, but due to a few crashes that occurred in 2008 and 2009, it has fallen down to 10th for these years.

The Tampa Airport had two crashes in 2009, one in October and one in November. Both were small planes that caught fire upon landing, according to an article from Fox 13 News. The article states that 28 people were injured due to these accidents (Fox 13 News).

The Tampa International Airport (TPA) is the safest airport in the United States, according to a recent article from 24/7 Wall St. The list was compiled based on data from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The list ranks airports by the number of accidents per 100,000 departures, using data for flights covering at least 500 miles. A total of 31 accidents took place at TPA between 1983 and 2013, with none resulting in a fatality. The airport was designated as one of the safest in the country despite ranking 17th overall for number of departures.

To qualify for inclusion on the list, an airport must have had at least 100,000 departing flights during that period. The top 10 airports all had fewer than 10 accidents each, and most had much lower numbers.

1. Orlando International Airport: Orlando International Airport has had zero crashes since 2002. It is a busy airport with over 40 million people passing through it annually. It is the number one airport in the U.S. in terms of passenger traffic and the number one airport in terms of flight operations.

2. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport: This airport has had zero crashes since 2002, as well, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for both domestic and international flights. The two runways are 10,000 feet long which can handle any size plane that needs to use them without question.

3. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport: This airport also has had zero crashes since 2002 and opened over 80 years ago. It serves more than 32 million passengers annually with nonstop service to over 65 cities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The airport also provides connecting service to over 90 other cities around the world via 22 different airlines.

4. Denver International Airport: Denver was rated second best among major airports by Time Magazine in 2001 and also ranks among the top five airports in the world for on time departures according to several sources including Airport Council International and”

5. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor

The Tampa International Airport is a public airport six miles west of Downtown Tampa, in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. This airport is publicly owned by Hillsborough County Aviation Authority. It has been praised for its architecture and Landside/Airside design of a central terminal (landside) connected by people movers to four satellite air terminals and gates (airsides), a pioneering concept when designed in the late 1960s. The airport was called Drew Field Municipal Airport until 1952.

The airport was also ranked as the fourth best airport in the world in 2002 by the Airports Council International and fourth as the best large airport in North America for customer service based on two million passengers surveyed from July 2011 to June 2012 by Skytrax, a United Kingdom-based consulting company that specializes in customer satisfaction surveys for airports and airlines worldwide.

The history of the Tampa International Airport starts with Hillsborough County’s first airstrip, Drew Field. Drew Field was opened in 1928. The current main terminal was constructed in 1971.

On May 7th 2017 at around 5:30pm a small plane crashed into a truck while attempting to land at Tampa Bay Executive Airport. The pilot died and his passenger suffered serious injuries but survived.

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