The safest airline is Australia’s Qantas airway three years in a row.
Considering the recent occurrence of air crashes, cutting across different airlines.Most travelers now seems to be cautious about what airline they are flying. The good news is there is a ranking for airline safety. AirlineRatings.com, a safety and product rating website, recently announced their top 20 safest airlines and their 10 safest low-cost airlines after evaluating 407 carriers on a variety of factors including an airline’s fatality record, operational history, incident and inspection reports from aviation governing bodies, independent organizations, and the government. Topping the list for the third year in a row is Qantas, the Australian national carrier that boasts an astonishing fatality-free record in its “jet set” era. In addition to its safety record, the 95-year-old airline has been a pioneer in more ways than one: think the implementation of flight data recorders to help monitor plane, cabin, and crew; automatic landings; and engine monitoring using satellite communications.
Of the 407 airlines surveyed, 148 have the top seven-star safety ranking. Rounding out the top 20, in alphabetical order, are American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Air New Zealand; Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airline System (SAS), Singapore Airlines, Swiss, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin australia.
On the other end of the spectrum, nearly 50 of the airlines surveyed have three stars or less. 10 airlines have just one star, and all of the lowest-ranking group are based in Indonesia, Nepal, and Suriname: In alphabetical order, they are Batik Air, Blue Wing Airlines, Citilink, Kalstar, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, TransNusa, Trigana Air Service, Wings Air, and Xpress Air.