Airlineratings.com has released a list of the safest airlines of the world. After the twin tragedies of Malaysia Airlines crashes and the one of AirAsia within a span of a few months has added to the concerns of the passengers regarding air safety. This list, which is brought out annually, could not have come at a more opportune time. If the findings of the organization are anything to go by, a majority of the airlines it monitors are safe to fly with which would be music to the ears of passengers and would ameliorate their flying fears.
As per the report of the group, Qantas airlines of Australia is the safest airliner of the world and it has still maintained this position over from the last year. The airline fleet has the average age of 7.9 years since it was privatized 20 years before. The carrier has also remained in the forefront of safety related innovations and has remained ahead of others on this score. Qantas also sets the best benchmarks for adopting the safety standards.
The report has also tried to do away with the popular contention that low cost carriers can not remain safe since they have to operate on low costs which invariably means making some compromises with their safety standards. Out of the about 450 airlines it monitors, about 150 are having 7 star rating in terms of safety, the highest which an airline can get. Similarly, it has also monitored LCCs for air safety standards and brought the list of 10 top LCCs which has passed the IATA OSA audit.
Airlinesratings.com has also brought out the list of least safe airlines and leaders in this category are Agni Air, Kam Air, Nepal Airlines, Scat and Tara Air.