AirelineRatings.com has released the 20 safest airlines for 2017 based on the 425 it monitors from all around the world.
Australian airline Qantas has topped the list for the FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW.
The list was determined by a number of factors, including: “audits from aviation's governing bodies and lead associations, government audits, airline's crash and serious incident record, profitability and fleet age.”
Qantas was awarded the “overall standout” with its fatality-free record in the jet era.
The rest of the list was released in alphabetical order -
- Air New Zealand
- Alaska Airlines
- All Nippon Airways
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific Airways
- Delta Air Lines
- Etihad Airways
- EVA Air
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Japan Airlines
- Scandinavian Airline System
- Singapore Airlines
- United Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
- Virgin Australia
AirelineRatings.com editor Geoffrey Thomas has praised Qantas, stating -
"Over its 96-year history Qantas has amassed an amazing record of firsts in
safety and operations and is accepted as the world's most experienced airline.
"Qantas has been the lead airline in virtually every major operational safety advancement over the past 60 years."
Well done Qantas, and even though we’re not directly involved, well done Australia!