TOP 10 safest airlines in the worldBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/top-10-safest-airlines-in-the-world
Recent developments in the global air travel market have made many people question the safety of air travel. Only this year there were 2 air crashes: in February, a TransAsia Airways 235 crashed (43 people died), and in March, an Airbus A320 of the German airline Germanwings (144 people died). And last year, 2014, was one of the worst in the history of aviation: 968 people died in the 21st plane crash. Despite this, aircraft remain the safest means of transport. For comparison, 1 million 300 thousand people die every year in car accidents in the world. See the TOP 10 safest airlines in the world compiled by AirlineRatings.com.
1. Air New Zealand is the best and safest airline in the world. Over the past few decades, there has not been a single serious incident in the air with the aircraft of this company. (Photo: CKwok Photography/flickr.com).
The criteria by which the safety level of the world's 449 largest airlines was assessed are: compliance with international rules and regulations for flight safety, the number of deaths in air crashes over the past 10 years, and a safety audit conducted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
2. Singapore Airlines - since 2000 there have been no accidents involving aircraft of this airline. (Photo: Peter Walters/flickr.com).
Due to the high level of safety among the top ten airlines in the ranking, the AirlineRatings.com portal recognized only the first place. The remaining nine safest airlines ranked ex æquo [approx. the author is when the evaluation results for the compared objects are identical and more than one object occupies a given place in the rating].
3. Finnair - The Finnish national carrier boasts high safety standards, thanks to which, since the 60s of the last century, there has not been a single serious accident with their aircraft. (Photo: Oscar von Bonsdorff/flickr.com).
4. British Airways is one of the largest and most successful airlines in Europe. Although British Airways has a number of incidents to its credit, there has only been one serious accident involving its aircraft, in 1976, two years after the company was founded. (Clément Alloing/flickr.com).
5. Cathay Pacific is considered the best airline for business class passengers. It is famous not only for its high level of comfort but also for safety. The airline has not had any serious accidents since the 1960s, apart from a terrorist attack in 1972, when a bomb hidden in one of the suitcases exploded on board their plane. (George Lau/flickr.com).
6. Emirates - for 30 years of its activity, this airline maintains an almost perfect level of safety. It is worth noting that in its entire history there has not been a single fatal accident involving Emirates aircraft. (Photo: Kenny Teo (zoompict)/flickr.com).
7. Etihad - an airline from Abu Dhabi, she is only 10 years old, but she is famous for a very high level of security. (Photo: JACQUES PANAS/flickr.com).
8. EVA Air, a Taiwan-based airline, was recently named "Best Asian Long Haul Airline" by AirlineRatings.com. This carrier has not had any major incidents since its inception, i.e. since 1988. (Photo: Globespotter/flickr.com).
9. Lufthansa is the largest air carrier in Europe, which was founded in 1955. It is considered one of the best long-haul airlines in the world. It should also be appreciated that there has not been a single fatal incident on this airline since 1993. (Photo: Mike (Radiostationx)/flickr.com).
10. Qantas is an Australian company that has earned a reputation as one of the safest airlines in the world thanks to its high safety standards. It is one of the oldest airlines in the world, founded 93 years ago. There have been no fatal incidents on Qantas aircraft since 1951. (Photo: ANZ787900/flickr.com).
For those who are still afraid of flying, we want to give the calculation of the (in)probability of a plane crash, made by Arnold Barnett, professor of statistics at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A passenger can fly an airplane every day for about ... 4,000,000 years before a plane crash could happen to the car he is on board. What's more, according to a 2001 study by the US National Transportation Safety Board, 95.7 percent of aircraft occupants have a chance of survival in the event of a mid-air incident.