World’s safest airline is?

2013-01-10 14:04
Europe's Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre, which collects and analyses safety occurrences from airlines around the world has released the list of the world’s safest airlines.

Finnair is the world's safest airline, according to reports on

The Safety Index ratings are calculated by comparing serious incidents suffered by airlines over the past 30 years to the revenue passenger kilometres they have flown over the same period. Based on analyses safety occurrences from airlines around the world. The Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre also measured against international safety benchmarks. No US nor African airline made the top 20.

The Safety Index Top Ten

1 Finnair
2 Air New Zealand
3 Cathay Pacific
4 Emirates
5 Etihad
6 Eva Air
7 Tap Portugal
8 Hainan Airlines
9 Virgin Australia
10 British Airways

Other rankings included Lufthansa (11), ANA (12), Qantas (13), Jetstar Airways (20), Qatar Airways (22), Air Asia (29), Singapore Airlines (30), Malaysia Airlines (35), China Southern Airlines (48), South African Airways (52), Thai Airways International (53), Air India (58) and China Airlines (60).

Virgin Atlantic's proposed new partner Delta, which is planning to buy a stake in the UK airline, came 28th.

In total, there were 496 fatalities on commercial flights last year, two fewer than in 2011. The number of hull losses (aircraft right-offs) was 44, one less than the previous year.

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