REVEALED: The world's safest and unsafest airlines

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The UAE's Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways are among the world's safest carriers, according to a survey by Hamburg-based Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC), that examined 60 of the world's operators.

Finnair is the safest airline followed by Air New Zealand, Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific, Dubai's Emirates and Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways, according to the survey. 

REVEALED: World’s safest airlines

REVEALED: World’s unsafest airlines

Virgin Australia beat British Airways for 9th place while the English carrier came ahead of Germany's Lufthansa which placed 11 on the list.

Qatar Airways was ranked 22, while Turkish Airlines was ranked 54 followed by Saudi Arabian Airlines.

Brazil's Tam Airlines came in at 59 while Taiwan-based China Airlines was ranked as the least safe carrier.  

The number of fatalities reached 496 in 2012 compared with 498 the year before, while hull losses were 44 last year, down from 45 in 2011, according to JACDEC.

REVEALED: World’s safest airlines

REVEALED: World’s unsafest airlines

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Posted by: Feroze

This report is based on Hull loss and lives lost in accidents!! It is not based on what measures airlines have in place. I dont see how an airline can pay or not pay to have their names on the safest and not so safest list. Such numbers cannot lie!!

Posted by: geg

As perceived safe as they are, this survey is nothing but a load of PR 3rd world adoration tosh! This is simply so way off reality, it doesn't warrant a moment's consideration.
Emirates and Etihad are infants. KLM is pretty much the word's oldest airline, flying not far short of a hundred years longer than the babies in question and considering the miles they have flown, their safety record is impeccable; not perfect but way up among the best such as Air Canada and Qantas etc., . Dare we mention a near perfect EL AL record?
This silly press release is aimed at the uninformed, largely unsophisticated mass who will now tout this absolute tosh as fact for years to come.
Hikmat hits the nail by asking to reveal the criteria and it is probably some PR agency getting paid - cashing in on the 'ask anyone from Dubai who seem to cult worship anything Emirates' who is the best and surprise surprise, it's Emirates! Yet credible critics know well they lack in several areas.

Posted by: John Smith

Absolutely, as an ex EY employee, I agree with you 100% because I do know exactly what's going on and the ins and outs and cats behind, so to speak!

Posted by: Hikmat

We will accept this data, only if we know the base of the study.
Anybody has an idea??????

Posted by: Rob

Maybe the safe airlines are the ones that paid ab for their ranking.

Posted by: jerry

Turkish airlines, unsafe?? are you kidding me?

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