2018 Airline Pet Travel Summary

The overall number of pet related travel incidents decreased in 2018, with 17 incidents being reported compared to 40 in 2017.

Hawaiian Airlines negatively stands out for the number of incedents per 10,000 transported.

For 2018, the following air carriers do not transport animals: Allegiant, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and Spirit.

Carrier* Death Injury Loss Total Incidents Total Transported Incidents per 10,000 animals Transported
Horizon Air 0 0 0 0 17,479 0.00
Republic Airways 0 0 0 0 8,429 0.00
Endeavor Air 0 0 0 0 7,913 0.00
Mesa Airlines 0 0 0 0 7,320 0.00
ExpressJet Airlines 0 0 0 0 6,791 0.00
GoJet Airlines 0 0 0 0 3,976 0.00
Compass Airline 0 0 0 0 3,619 0.00
CommutAir 0 0 0 0 1,160 0.00
Envoy Air 0 0 0 0 1,127 0.00
Sun Country Airlines 0 0 0 0 70 0.00
Alaska Airlines** 0 1 0 1 143,634 0.07
SkyWest Airlines 0 1 0 1 32,515 0.31
American Airlines 1 1 0 2 61,040 0.33
United Airlines 2 1 0 3 44,432 0.68
Delta Air Lines 4 3 0 7 75,611 0.93
Hawaiian Airlines 3 0 0 3 9,505 3.16
TOTAL 10 7 0 17 424,621 0.40

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

**Effective April 2018, data of the merged operations of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are combined, and appear only as Alaska Airlines in this table.

A summary of all the pet incidents in 2018 can be found here.

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