World’s Safest Airlines 2017

AirlineRatings.com has announced its top twenty safest airlines and top ten safest low-cost airlines for 2017 from 425 surveyed carriers.

Qantas emerged the safest world airline for a fourth year running, with its extraordinary fatality free record in the jet era.

AirlineRatings.com compiles the list taking into account several factors that include airlines’ crash and serious incident records, audits from governments, aviations’ bodies and lead associations as well as airlines’ profitability and fleet age.

This year saw 148 of the surveyed airlines earn top seven-star ranking while 50 achieved three stars or less.

Led by Qantas, these are the airlines that made to the top twenty in alphabetical order:

  1. Qantas Airways
  2. Air New Zealand
  3. Alaska Airlines
  4. All Nippon Airways
  5. British Airways
  6. Cathay Pacific Airways
  7. Delta Air Lines
  8. Etihad Airways
  9. EVA Air
  10. Finnair
  11. Hawaiian Airlines
  12. Japan Airlines
  13. KLM
  14. Lufthansa
  15. Scandinavian Airline System
  16. Singapore Airlines
  17. Swiss
  18. United Airlines
  19. Virgin Atlantic
  20. Virgin Australia.

Top ten safest low-cost airlines in alphabetical order included:  Aer Lingus, Flybe, HK Express, Jetblue, Jetstar Australia, Jetstar Asia, Thomas Cook, Virgin America, Vueling and Westjet.

While praising Qantas, editors at AirlineRatings.com noted that over its 96-year history the world’s oldest continuously operating airline has amassed an amazing record of firsts in operations and safety and is now accepted by the British Advertising Standards Association as the industry’s most experienced carrier.

Author : Tourite

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