The aviation website AirlineRatings.com recently released their annual list of the world’s ten safest airlines from the list of 449 airlines they monitor. Top designation, once again, goes to Qantas Airlines of Australia, which has a fatality free record.
AirlineRatings.com has developed a rating system which incorporates factors related to audits from governing bodies such as FAA and ICAO, government audits, and the airlines fatality record. Additionally, to be named in the top ten ranking, an airline much achieve a 7-star safety rating and proven leadership in innovation for passenger comfort.
The other nine safest airlines are: Air New Zealand, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Lufthansa, and Singapore Airlines.