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World’s Safest Airline for 2015 Announced

World's Safest Airline for 2015AirlineRatings.com, the world’s most reliable safety and product rating website, has announced its top ten safest airlines and top ten safest low cost airlines for 2015.

Coming in at #1 once again is no other than Qantas. Qantas, Australia’s flag carrier, (AKA the Flying Roo) is currently fatality free, and I sure hope they keep it that way!

Top 10 Global Network Airlines (Alphabetical Order):

  • Air New Zealand
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • British Airways
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • EVA Air
  • Finnair
  • Lufthansa
  • Qantas
  • Singapore Airlines

As you can see, no U.S.-based carrier made the top 10 Global Network list, but two did make the Top 10 budget airlines list, see below.

The website claims that its rating system takes into account a range of factors related to audits from aviation’s governing bodies such as the FAA and ICAO as well as government audits and the airline’s fatality record.

Top 10 Budget Airlines (Alphabetical Order):
  • Aer Lingus
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Icelandair
  • Jetstar
  • Jetblue
  • Kulula
  • Monarch Airlines
  • Thomas Cook
  • TUI Fly
  • Westjet
“In making their decision, AirlineRatings.com editors noted that over its 94-year history Qantas has amassed an extraordinary record of firsts in safety and operations and is now accepted as the world’s most experienced airline,” reads the report.

AirlineRatings.com also notes that fatal accidents for 2014 were a record low, one for every 1.3 million flights, and that the two Malaysia Airline crashes were “unprecedented in modern times.” It further noted that last years fatality average was the highest of the 10-year average.Read more

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1 Comment on World’s Safest Airline for 2015 Announced

  1. Etihad is lucky to be on that list. There was a MEL-AUH etihad flight back in Feb 2014 that had an arsonist onboard. From what I recall, there were 5 fires found in the bathroom. Had the crew/passengers not identified the fire soon enough, that flight could have had the same fate as MH370.

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