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Wednesday 20th of January 2016
It has been reported that some of the world’s safest passenger airlines fly from East Midlands Airline on a daily basis. The standard of safety was decided by the safety ratings website airlineratings.com, who found that the budget airlines Fly Be and Thomas Cook are the top low-cost airlines alongside Aer Lingus and TUI Fly.
Taking into account a variety of factors including safety audits from governing aviation bodies, lead associations, government audits and each airline’s fatality record, the report was able to compile a list of its top 20 airlines and its top 20 budget airlines. During research, the team examined the operational history of the 407 airlines which took part, alongside the incident records and the operational excellence of the airline.
The report found that the safest airline in the world to use was Qantas, the Australian airline which boasts a fatality free safety record in the jet era. The top 20 airlines were as follows: Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airlines, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airline System, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia.
The only UK based airline to make the list was Virgin airlines, owned by British entrepreneur Richard Branston.