The world's top ten safest airlines
Posted on 08/01/2015


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AIRLINES: The Australian carrier Qantas came in at the top of the ratings for the second year running, with British Airways also featuring amongst the top ten.



Aviation website has released its 2015 ratings of the world's safest airlines, handing the top spot to Qantas after comparing 449 airlines. It is the second time in a row that the website has named Qantas as the safest airline, whose planes have not had any fatal crashes since the 1950s.

In alphabetical order, the website listed the other top airlines for safety as: Air New Zealand, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines.

Top low-cost carriers

The website also rated its top ten low-cost carriers in terms of safety, mentioning Aer Lingus, Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, Jetblue, Jetstar,, Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook, TUI Fly and Westjet.

When awarding ratings, which range from one to seven stars, the website takes into account a number of criteria to help give an objective view of the airlines considered. Data is compiled and cross-referenced from the IOSA, an internationally recognized safety evaluation system, as well as the European Union airline blacklist, FAA endorsement and individual airline data. For example, a fatality free record for the past 10 years will earn an airline an extra star, though one will be removed if its fleet has been grounded by an aviation safety authority.


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