Every year since 2013, the website - AirlineRatings.com has compiled and released its Top 20 safest airlines.
To formulate their opinion, AirlineRatings.com (AR) monitors 425 airlines across the world and also rates the Top 10 safest
low cost airlines as well. AR measure factors such as government audits, profitability and fleet age. In terms of safety, airlines are judged out of 7 stars and cover criteria such as: are they - IOSA certified? - Fatality Free for Ten Years? - And are they FAA endorsed, among other things.
Well, so as not to leave you on tenterhooks any longer, here are the results of the AirRatings.com survey of the
safest airlines across the globe for 2017.
In number 1 spot
(because we don’t like to tease by going 20th up to 1st)…
Qantas! (as if the giant photo at the top of the page didn't give it away)
If you’re been following the ratings over the last few years, you’ll know that Qantas is the safest and has been for four years in a row now. Why? Well it helps if you’ve never had a fatality within the modern jet era.
The rest are listed below.
Air New Zealand
Virgin’s Atlantic and Australia
Swiss, United Airlines
KLM, Japan Airlines
Scandinavian Airline System
Delta Air Lines
All Nippon Airways
BA (British Airways)
and Alaska Airlines.
Top Ten Safest Low Budget Airlines
We are happy to know that UK airlines such as Flybe and Thomas Cook as among the winners here, along with popular Australia based airline Jetstar Australia, USA national airline Jetblue and Canadian service Westjet.
The remaining airlines are listed below.