The annual survey of the world’s airlines with the best safety rating has announced Qantas as the world’s safest air carrier for the third year running. The Australian airway was praised for its exceedingly extraordinary fatality-free record in the era of jet, while Virgin Atlantic was the only British airline to make it into the top 20 of the list of airlines which have the best safety rating. In a separate ranking for low-cost fliers, 2 British carriers included-Thomas Cook and Flybe.
The lists were compiled by AirlineRatings.com, which is an independent plane safety and product rating party. British Airways gained maximum seven stars for safety yet did not make it into the top 20 airlines. The website provided the safety ratings for over 400 airlines, which award them up to seven stars for safety feature. Of the companies surveyed, 148 were given top 7-star safety ranking yet almost 50 had only 3-star ranking or even less.
Our top safest airline are always at the forefront of safety breakthrough and the launching of new advanced aircraft. The website’s star ratings involve multiple factors into consideration, which include whether the airline has been certified by IATA, the International Air Transport Association, if it is on the EU’s airline blacklist, the crash record, and also whether the fleet has been punished over safety issues. One star is removed if the air carrier only operates Russian-made airplane.
British Airways was one of the 148 companies which were awarded the maximum 7-star safety rating, which was something only given to non-budget carriers, though it did not make it into Airline Rating.com’s list of the 20 safest airlines. In finding out which make the top 20, the judges at Airlineratings.com compared each airline’s history of accidents and operational perfection.
Along with Qantas, other airlines to make it into the top 20 was Air New Zealand, Etihad, American Airlines, Finnair, Emirates, KLM< Swiss, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic, and United Airlines. The top 20 safest airlines are always at the forefront of safety innovation, the launching of novel advanced aircraft, and operational perfection. These airlines are always listed at the forefront for excellence of safety concern. However there is no doubt among the editors that Qantas has remained outstanding in safety enhancements and also the best practice. Here, let us have a look at the 20 safest airlines in the world.
- Air New Zealand
- Alaska Airlines
- All Nippon Airlines (ANA)
- American Airlines
- Cathay Pacific Airways
- Etihad Airways
- EVA Air
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Japan Airlines
- Scandinavian Airline System (SAS)
- Singapore Airlines
- United Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
- Virgin Australia
In spite of some of the high profile incidents in 2015, the total of sixteen major incidents with five hundred sixty fatalities was below the ten-average of 31 accidents and 714 fatalities. Also it was a good improvement on 2014, when there are over twenty serious incidents with nearly one thousand fatalities. That being said, more and more consideration on improving safety for airline carrier has to be taken into account.