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Sunday, January 08, 2017

WORLD'S SAFEST AIRLINE FOR 2017

For the fourth year in a row, Qantas Airline from Australia has been named as the world’s safest airline by AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating website.



For the fourth year in a row, Qantas Airline from Australia has been named as the world’s safest airline by AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating website.

Qantas Airline


  • Qantas has an extraordinary record, with no recorded fatalities since the advent of jet travel.
  • Last fatal accident happened in 1951.
  • Has not crashed since the adoption of the jet engine.

Of the 425 airlines surveyed, here are the rest in the top 20 in no particular order.

Air New Zealand


  • Also named as airline of the year in 2016 Airline Excellence Award of AirlineRatings.com
  • The Kiwi flag carrier is known for its "exceptional performance.


Alaska Airlines


  • One of the few airlines to have Wifi-across most of its fleet.
  • This is a Seattle-based airline known for its high rating in safety.

All Nippon Airways

  • Japan's largest airline.
  • In 2015, some of its passenger jets caught a lot of attention when it was decorated with "Star Wars" imagery.

British Airways


  • The UK flag carrier was not in the previous list but with the impressive performance in the last 12 months, it is now included in the top 20.

Cathay Pacific Airways


  • Cathay Pacific Airways is a Hong Kong-based airline
  • 175 destinations in 44 countries or territories
  • Regular in the AirlineRatings.com's top 20 list

Delta Air Lines


  • One of the largest airline company in the world
  • In April 2016 this Atlanta-based carrier announced orders of 37 new airbus A321ceo airlines and 75 Bombardier CS100 airliners

Etihad Airways 

  • UEA-based airline.
  • Known for its standard class services.
  • Etihad offers in-flight concierge services, allowing passengers to shop for diamonds or artwork at 30,000 feet.

EVA Air

  • In 2016, Taiwan's EVA air introduce a robot named Pepper to its ground staff at Taipei Songshan Airport.
  • Pepper's job is to welcome passengers.






Finnair


  • In 2014 Finnair open a unisex sauna in a new airline lounge in Helsinki Airport.
  • Finnair is the flag carrier and the largest airline in Finland.
  • Finnair flies the shortcut between Europe and Asia
Hawaiian Airlines


  • It was launched in 1929. It is now the biggest and longest-serving airline of Hawaii.
  • It is known as world's most punctual airline in 2016 according to air travel intelligence company OAG with 89.9 percent of its flights arriving on time

Japan Airlines


  • Japan's official flag carrier with headquarters in Shinagawa, Tokyo.

KLM


  • Dutch carrier KLM is the world's oldest airline founded in 1919.
  • Viewed as among Europe's safest airline
  • In 2016, it handled 30 million passengers

Lufthansa

  • The German carrier is the largest airline in Europe.
Scandinavian Airline System

  • Swedish airline SAS serves 119 destinations in Europe, US, and Asia
  • In 2014/2015 it carried nearly 30 million passenger
Singapore Airlines


  • Frequently applauded for the high-quality of its in-flight services.
Swiss

  • Swiss International Air Lines AG is the flag carrier airline of Switzerland
  • Swiss have operating scheduled services in Europe and to North America, South America, Africa and Asia. 
  • The airline has no record of major disaster since rebranding from Crossar in 2002.

United Airlines


  • One of four US carriers to make the top 20 list.

Virgin Atlantic

  • In 2016, the British carrier Virgin Atlantic treated all passengers traveling on or between December 24 and December 26 to a complimentary three-course Christmas meal.

Virgin Australia


  • Originally launched as a budget airline in 1999.



AirlineRatings.com selects the top 20 safest airlines in 2017 base on factors including:

1. audits from aviation’s governing bodies and lead associations

2. government audits

3. airline’s crash and serious incident record

4. profitability

5. fleet age. 

AirlineRatings.com editors also identified their top ten safest low-cost airlines.

These are in alphabetical order: Aer Lingus, Flybe, HK Express, Jetblue, Jetstar Australia, Jetstar Asia, Thomas Cook, Virgin America, Vueling, and Westjet.

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