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Qantas Tops List of World’s Safest Airlines, Again

AirlineRatings.com has announced its top twenty safest airlines from the 425 carriers it monitors. Top of the list for the fourth year is Australia’s Qantas, which has a fatality free record in the jet era – an extraordinary record. Making up the remainder of the top twenty in alphabetical order are: Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia. In making its selections AirlineRatings.com considered numerous factors that include; safety audits; fleet history and the implementation of new safety technology. Of the 425 airlines surveyed, 148 have the top seven-star safety ranking but almost 50 have just three stars or less. There are 14 airlines with only one star and these airlines are from Afghanistan, Indonesia, Nepal and Surinam.  Despite some high-profile accidents last year, the number of crashes has shown a steady and persistent decline over the past two decades and 2016 was the second safest year on record to take a flight. (AirlineRatings.com)

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