For a third consecutive years, aviation analysts named Qantas, as top airlines that best in ensuring passenger protection in recently concluded AirlineRatings.com’s safest airline award.
The Australian carrier leads the 407 airlines that been monitors when it comes to aviation safety and performance.
This year, the list includes top 20 leading carriers that executes exemplary performance in aviation safety and protection.
Including the list were: American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Eva Air, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airline System, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia.
The annual listing of AirlineRatings.com was started in 2013, since then Australian carrier topped the list because of it’s extraordinary record with no recorded fatalities since the advent of jet travel.
“The top 20 safest airlines are always at the forefront of safety innovation, operational excellence and the launching of new more advanced aircraft,” said website editor Geoffrey Thomas.
The online ratings also named the top 20 low-cost airlines for this year, including the list are: Aer Lingus, Flybe, HK express, Jetblue, Jetstar Australia, Thomas Cook, TUI Fly, Virgin America, Volaris and Westjet.
AirlineRatings.com’s rating system takes into account audits from aviation’s governing bodies and lead associations, and also examines airline’s operational histories, incident records and operational excellence.