When it comes to flights, you should choose to fly with one the world’s safest airlines. On 09 January 2017, AirlineRatings.com released their list of the 20 safest airlines in the world. These were chosen from a total of 425 that the site monitors, including the worlds most well known carriers. As the site says, “In making its selections AirlineRatings.com takes into account numerous factors that include; audits from aviation’s governing bodies and lead associations; government audits; airline’s crash and serious incident record; profitability and fleet age.”
Unsurprisingly, Australia’s Qantas Airways was awarded the title of world’s safest airline. This marks Qantas’ fourth time accepting the award, of which their not enduring a fatal crash in over six decades plays a large role. On top of being extremely safe, Qantas has been directing more resources toward its business class and first class products, which mean you can fly comfortably and safely with as little jet lag as possible. AirlineRatings.com chose to grade low-cost airlines, including Norwegian and JetBlue, separately.
Alongside the winner Qantas, here are the 19 other safest airlines in the world, which, since AirlineRatings.com did not rank them, are listed in alphabetical order.
Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airline System, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia.
AirlineRatings.com editors also identified their top ten safest low-cost airlines. These are in alphabetical order:
Aer Lingus, Flybe, HK Express, Jetblue, Jetstar Australia, Jetstar Asia, Thomas Cook, Virgin America, Vueling and Westjet.
Unlike a number of low-cost carriers, these airlines have all passed the stringent International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) which has over 1000 audit items and have excellent safety records.
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