About a year ago I posted 2012’s World’s Most Dangerous & Safest Airlines. That list was based on data from the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Center (JACDEC), which won’t be releasing their 2013 report for another two weeks. In the meantime, AirlineRatings.com, has announced their top ten safest airlines for 2013 from the 448 it monitors. They’ve also listed their lowest ranked airlines along with the worst crashes of 2013. Overall though, 2013 was the safest for flying since 1945, with only 269 deaths from 29 accidents. According to the Aviation Safety Network, the 10 year average is 32 accidents and 719 fatalities.
Top of the list is Qantas which has a fatality free record in the jet era (since 1951). Making up the top ten with seven stars for safety and in- flight product are in alphabetical order: Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Eva Air, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. Of the 448 airlines surveyed 137 have the top seven-star safety ranking, but almost 50 have just three stars or less.
Check out AirlineRatings.com, to see the safest airlines ranked in safety order (had to re-publish alphabetically above) as well as full details on the rankings and the Qantas win.
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