Friday, 6 February 2015

World's Top 10 safest airlines

A Qantas A380 flies over Sydney, Australia

Qantas has been ranked the safest airline in the world, with "a fatality-free record in the jet era", by AirlineRatings.com.

The aviation website monitors 449 airlines around the world, and its list is based on aviation governing body audits and airline incident records, among other factors.

The Top 10 safest airlines, with the remaining nine airlines following Qantas in alphabetical order, are as follows:

Qantas
Air New Zealand
British Airways
Cathay Pacific Airways
Emirates
Etihad Airways
EVA Air, Finnair
Lufthansa
Singapore Airlines

Qantas takes pole position, thanks in part to "a fatality-free record in the jet era", the website says. Its safety innovations and relatively young fleet are also cited.

2014 was a "bad year" for aviation safety, AirlineRatings.com says, with a "sickening" record of 21 fatal accidents and 986 fatalities, including those lost on flights MH370, 

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