21st Jan 2015
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Aussie airline is world’s safest
Aussie airline is world’s safest

After a year of tragic airline incidents, a report published by AirlineRatings.com in January named Australian-owned Qantas as the world’s safest airline.

The report, which rated 449 airlines, recognised a huge growth in technological and safety development, with airlines in 2014 carrying “a record 3.3 billion passengers on 27 million flights.” 

Last year saw some horrific accidents occur, with Malaysian Airlines flights MH370 and MH17 both vanishing, and AirAsia flight QZ8501 crashing into the ocean. The report described these accidents as “tragic and bizarre incidents in modern history”. 

Over its 94 years of flying, Qantas has continued to accrue “an extraordinary record of firsts” in safety and operations. It was also recognised for its fatality-free record. 

Top ten safest airlines 

Qantas

Air New Zealand

British Airways

Cathay Pacific Airways

Emirates

Etihad Airway

EVA Air

Finnair

Lufthansa

Singapore Airlines
 

Top ten safest low budget airlines

Aer Lingus

Alaska Airlines

Icelandair

JetBlue

Jetstar

Kulula.com

Monarch Airlines

Thomas Cook

TUI Fly

WestJet
 

Read more at AirlineRatings.com.





    COMMENTS

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    particolor
    26th Jan 2015
    9:00am
    Fly United..
    "Is the wing still on the Aeroplane on Your side Fred ?"
    theq
    26th Jan 2015
    9:40am
    Qantas's fatality-free record is not correct. According to Wikipedia, people have died flying Qantas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qantas#Airline_incidents
    particolor
    26th Jan 2015
    9:57am
    And I thought I was being a Tad Naughty ?..
    As long as it wasn't the Pilot !!
    MICK
    26th Jan 2015
    10:12am
    Qantas is an accident waiting to happen. Under the current CEO Alan Joyce maintenance has been shifted to Asia and an avalanche of mid air problems have surfaced over the past 6 years.
    If you think that a Qantas plane is not going to fall out of the sky in the next few years then I suggest the probabilities are not with you. I'll be on one of those ticking time bombs shortly (the first time I have ever flown Qantas) and am not happy about it. I look on the brigh side though: if it were to go down then the government trolls who are working on this website will have an easy run.
    particolor
    26th Jan 2015
    11:30am
    Bugger Where's Wally !!..
    Lets Play "Where's Mick ?"
    Polly Esther
    26th Jan 2015
    12:01pm
    The more times you flip a coin and it turns up heads, the higher the odds become of the next flip being tails.
    Bon voyage Mick.
    DavidB
    26th Jan 2015
    3:22pm
    Willie, I hope that stats lesson was tongue in cheek, because the odds do not change from throw to throw...
    Kim
    26th Jan 2015
    6:36pm
    And with strict maintenance policy and fault finding procedures in place, let's hope that luck doesn't come into it at all.
    A. N. Onymous
    26th Jan 2015
    11:05am
    Note that the low cost ones are listed alphabetically, NOT in safety order. (That information is noted at the airlineratings.com link, but the author of this article has not included that fact.)

    Re theq’s comment at 9:40 am, the AirlineRatings article says “Top of the list again is Qantas which has a fatality free record in the jet era.”

    Wikipedia says “While it is true that the company has neither lost a jet airliner nor had any jet fatalities, it had eight fatal accidents and an aircraft shot down between 1927 and 1945, with the loss of 63 people.”

    I guess this is a case of checking the fine print, “jet” being the key word.


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