2013 was the safest year ever recorded for international air carriers according to a preliminary report by the ICAO.
- fatalities were down 53.5 from 2012.
- There were 173 fatalities in 2013
- There were 372 fatalities in 2012
- 2013 is the third consecutive year of a decrease in fatalities
The air transport system experienced a marginal overall increase of scheduled commercial departures in 2013 compared to 2012.