Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The Australian carrier was praised for its “extraordinary fatality-free record in the jet era”,while British Airways and Virgin Atlantic were the only UK airlines to make it into the top 20.
Virgin Australia was the only other Australian airline carrier that made the list, coming at number twenty.
AirlineRatings.com editor Geoffrey Thomas said that, over its 96-year history Qantas has amassed an amazing record of firsts in safety and operations and is accepted as the world’s most experienced airline. Qantas has been the lead airline in virtually every major operational safety advancement over the past 60 years.
In making its slections, AirlineRatings.com takes in to account a large number of factors that include audits from aviation’s governing bodies and lead associations; government audits; airline’s crash and serious incident record; profitability; fleet age; and also an examination of each airline’s fleet history and its track record of initiating new safety technology.
The AirlineRatings.com editors also selected the top 10 safest low-budget carriers. In alphabetical order, they are:Aer Lingus, Flybe, HK Express, JetBlue, Jetstar Australia, Jetstar Asia, Thomas Cook, Virgin America, Vueling and Westjet.