2016 Airline Pet Travel Summary

The overall number of reported pet related travel incidents decreased in 2016. Six airlines reported a total of 63 pet deaths, injuries and losses. This is an decrease over the 64 incidents reported in 2015.

Carrier* Death Injury Loss Total Incidents Total Transported Incidents per 10,000 animals transported
Horizon Air 0 0 0 0 16,674 0
Mesa Airlines 0 0 0 0 9,796 0
Republic Airlines 0 0 0 0 8,909 0
Shuttle America 0 0 0 0 6,863 0
Sun Country Airlines 0 0 0 0 5,283 0
GoJet Airlines 0 0 0 0 4,156 0
Compass Airlines 0 0 0 0 3,130 0
Island Air 0 0 0 0 484 0
SkyWest Airlines 1 0 0 1 34,381 0.29
ExpressJet Airlines 1 1 0 2 31,815 0.63
American Airlines 3 3 1 7 94,700 0.74
Hawaiian Airlines 1 0 0 1 12,706 0.79
Alaska Airlines 3 6 0 9 103,656 0.87
Endeavor Air 1 0 0 1 6,525 1.53
Delta Air Lines 11 5 2 18 96,630 1.86
United Airlines 14 9 0 23 97,156 2.37
Envoy Air 0 1 0 1 1,673 5.98
TOTAL 35 25 3 63 534,537 1.18

*The rankings of the carriers that had no incidents are based on total number of animals transported.

A summary of all the pet incidents in 2016 can be found here.

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