If you’re deeply afraid of flying and planning to render yourself unconscious for an upcoming flight, you can relax a bit now as a list of the world’s safest airlines has just been released.
Topping that list is Australian carrier, Qantas.
Full Seven Stars
Garnering a full seven stars, the airline topped the list of AirlineRatings.com’s top 10 safest airlines of 2013 among the 448 carriers that the safety and product rating website monitors. The website cites the airline’s fatality-free flying record from the beginning of the jet era in the early 1950s.
AirlineRatings.com points out that Qantas has had an impressive record of firsts in safety and operations in its 93-year history. This includes being the first international airline to operate around-the-world service with its Lockheed Super Constellations in 1958, the first to take delivery of the Boeing 707 outside the USA in 1959, and a leader in using the Flight Data Recorder to monitor plane and crew performance in 1962.
A Record for Safety
Other airlines sharing the seven-star rating and winning a place among the top 10 safest airlines list are, in alphabetical order: Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Eva Air, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.
The top 10 airlines earned seven stars for safety and in-flight products, the highest any airline can get.
No U.S. airlines ranked in the top 10.