Worlds Safest Airlines Are? has announced its safest airlines for 2016 with Qantas again topping the list for the 3rd year in a row.  Qantas is the only airline to be fatality free since the advent of jet travel.

The full list of top 20 safest airlines, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Alaska Airlines
  • All Nippon Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • EVA Air
  • Finnair
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • KLM
  • Lufthansa
  • Qantas
  • Scandinavian Airlines Systems
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Swiss
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Virgin Australia 

Out of 407 airlines surveyed only 148 have the industry top rating of seven stars, and almost 50 have 3 or less. The report states Qantas is now considered the most experienced and safest carrier, with a 95 year continuous operating history, the longest of any current airline operating as well as the safest. goes on to explain how Qantas has been a the forefront of safety, listing many firsts such as real time engine monitoring, leading flight data recording technology, precision landing technology.

Along with the list of worlds safest overall airlines also listed the Worlds Safest Budget airlines which include, also in alphabetical order: Aer Lingus, Flybe, HK Express, Jetblue, Jetstar Australia, Thomas Cook, TUI Fly, Virgin America, Volaris and Westjet.

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