Cape Town - The year 2014 waned in as a year of fatal aviation accidents and fatalities. But this did not stop travellers from booking flights and flying around the world this year.
According to AirlineRatings.com, aviation is one of the safest modes of transport around. The airline industry transported 3.3 billion passengers on 27 million flights in 2014.
Airline Ratings announced their list of the top 10 safest airlines out of over 400 airlines.
According to Business Insider, ratings were based on fatality over the past ten years, how airlines fared in the International Air Transportation Association safety audit, if the airline is on the European Union blacklist, if the airline’s country conforms to the International Civil Aviation Organization’s eight-point safety parameter and if the airlines operate only Russian built aircraft.
Business Insider ranked their 10 safest airlines in the world.
Air New Zealand - New Zealand - This airline has not suffered any fatalities in the past decades.
Singapore Airline - Singapore - The trailblazers of the air, started off as Malayan Airways in the 1940's and 50's.
Finnair - Finland - The fifth oldest airline in the world has not suffered any fatalities since the 1960's.
British Airways - Britain - This airline's only fatality was in 1976, since its opening in 1974, reports Business Insider.
Cathay Pacific - Hong Kong – AirlinesRatings awarded the pacific carrier with the best business class accommodation in the world. Business Insider reports that the airline has not suffered one fatality since 1960.
Emirates Airline - Dubai – Business Insider reports that this airline has not suffered one fatality since its launch in 1985.
Ethihad Airways - United Arab Emirates
EVA Air – Taiwan – AirlineRatings named this airline as Asia’s best long haul airline, says Business Insider. It has not had any fatalities since 1988.
Lufthansa – Germany – One of Europe’s leading airlines, the Frankfurt based carrier has not had a fatality since 1993, reports Business Insider.
Qantas Airline – Australia – Business Insider reports that this airline has suffered a fatality since 1951.