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The 12 Safest Airlines in the World

With frequent air travel becoming more and more popular and perhaps even becoming the “norm”; it is no surprise that more and more airlines are popping up all over the world. The demand from passengers to reach their destinations quicker, better and cheaper has increased tenfold in the past decade. With over 3.3 billion people flying each year the demand on safety has become a key factor. So what are the world’s safest airlines and how does one determine that? AirlineRatings.com has released their top ten list of the safest airlines based on a 7 star rating system. The rating system takes into account a number of different factors including having the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification, not being blacklisted from flying into the European Union, fatality free for ten years, and whether or not the airline’s fleet has been grounded for safety concerns. The in-flight product that is offered along with audits from various groups was also taken into consideration. Discover the top ten safest airlines that all have a star rating of 7 stars for safety and above 5 stars for in-flight product. We have also included two more airlines in our list that we feel deserve special mention. Although they were not listed in the AirlineRatings.com top ten list; discover why Air Canada and Lufthansa are also rated seven out of seven stars for safety.

Qantas

The number one safest airline in the world according to AirlineRatings.com is Qantas. Nicknamed “The Flying Kangaroo”, Qantas is Australia’s largest airline and the second oldest airline in the world; founded in 1920. It’s global reputation for safety excellence and boasting some of the top pilots in the world; it is easy to see why this airline ranks number one. Along with the above, Qantas has a fatality-free history in the pure jet era; no easy feat for the second oldest airline.

Being the world’s longest continually operating and experienced airline has allowed Qantas to become the leader in developing air navigation systems, real time monitoring of its engines and other highly sought after technology. Qantas also boasts the best domestic in-flight offering in the world with complimentary full meals and beverages including alcoholic, audio and video on-demand systems or iPads and a generous baggage allowance. Qantas continues to impress the world with its ever growing technology, superior safety initiatives and excellent customer service. We will not be surprised to see this airline on the list time and time again.

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