Top 20 Safest Airlines

For the third year in a row, Qantas has been named the safest airline by AirlineRatings.com.

The criteria used to assess the safety of all airlines is divided into 7 questions:

  1. Is the airline IOSA certified?
    • If yes, one star is awarded. If no, no star is given and none are taken away.
  2. Is the airline on the EU Blacklist?
    • If no, a star is awarded. If yes, no star is given and none are taken away.
  3. Has the airline maintained a fatality free record for the past 10 years?
    • If yes, one star is awarded. If no, no star is given and none are taken away.
    • A fatality is considered the death due to an accident
  4. Is the airline FAA endorsed?
    • If yes, one star is awarded. If no, no star is given and none are taken away.
  5. Does the country of airline origin meet all 8 ICAO safety parameters?
    • If yes, two stars are awarded
  6. Has the airline’s fleet been grounded by the country’s governing aviation safety authority due to safety concerns?
    • If yes, a star will be taken off the total for 5 years from the time of grounding.
  7. Does the airline operate only Russian built aircraft?
    • If yes, a star will be taken off the total

The other airlines rounding out the top 20 are (in alphabetical order): Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Swissair, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia

For more on AirlineRatings.com lists, I recently posted about the top 10 airlines depending on which class you are traveling.

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