Qantas Leads World’s 10 Safest Airlines

  • Perhaps due to its witty safety videos, Virgin Atlantic has never suffered a fatal crash.

    Perhaps due to its witty safety videos, Virgin Atlantic has never suffered a fatal crash.

  • ANA Airways has not suffered a fatality since 1971, and was named one of the world's best airlines last year by Skytrax.

    ANA Airways has not suffered a fatality since 1971, and was named one of the world's best airlines last year by Skytrax.

  • Cathay Pacific has not had a passenger fatality since 1972.

    Cathay Pacific has not had a passenger fatality since 1972.

  • Despite Air New Zealand's tragic 1979 crash, Flight 901, the airline has retained a seven star rating.

    Despite Air New Zealand's tragic 1979 crash, Flight 901, the airline has retained a seven star rating.

  • Singapore Airlines experienced a major crash in 2000 but remains heavily applauded for its timely flights and excellent cabin products.

    Singapore Airlines experienced a major crash in 2000 but remains heavily applauded for its timely flights and excellent cabin products.

  • Royal Jordanian suffered three crashes early in its history, but since its rebranding in 1986 has had no fatal crashes.

    Royal Jordanian suffered three crashes early in its history, but since its rebranding in 1986 has had no fatal crashes.

  • Taiwan's EVA Air has operated a near-spotless safety record in its 24-year history.

    Taiwan's EVA Air has operated a near-spotless safety record in its 24-year history.

  • Etihad Airways, started in July 2003, is one of the fastest growing airlines in aviation history and one of the safest.

    Etihad Airways, started in July 2003, is one of the fastest growing airlines in aviation history and one of the safest.

  • Emirates has a leading safety rating and is recognized by Airline Rating's for its in-flight service.

    Emirates has a leading safety rating and is recognized by Airline Rating's for its in-flight service.

  • Qantas has a fatality-free record in the jet era since 1951.

    Qantas has a fatality-free record in the jet era since 1951.

  • Qantas has been named the safest airline in the world.

    Qantas has been named the safest airline in the world.

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The website Airline Ratings has released their latest ranking of the world’s safest airlines. Drawing on a record of 448 airline’s historic safety data, the ten safest were calculated on a seven star scale with Australia’s Qantas leading the pack. Airline Ratings’ team analyzed crash histories, audits from aviation’s governing bodies and lead associations, government audits, and related accidents to quantify the rating. All ten of the website’s picks received seven out of seven stars, but it’s worth noting that the website has a total of 137 airlines with a seven star rating. As commercial aviation is highly monitored and regulated, there are rarely airplane crashes and few safety incidents to distinguish between the best rated airlines. The website also took in-flight products into consideration to distinguish between closely matched airlines in terms of safety.

For more information, visit Airline Ratings.

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