Emirates and Etihad Airways are officially two of the world’s safest airlines in 2015. They are also the only airline carriers based in the MENA that were included in the AirlineRatings list of the world’s safest airlines this year. The ranking includes ten airlines that were selected among nearly 450.
The website also mentions the major strengths of UAE’s carriers. According to it, Emirates stands out with its consistency and high quality of in-flight product, its in-flight entertainment system, as the fact that it is based at one of the biggest the most efficient airports. Etihad Airways, on the other hand, impress with unique residence in first class and the availabilities of on-board nannies that offer parents help during long flights. Both Emirates and Etihad have a safety rank of 7 out of 7 points.
However, 2015 list of world’s safest airlines is topped by Australia’s flag airline carrier Qantas. The company has a fatality-free record. In addition, in its long history, the Australian airline has often stood out as a pioneer is safety and it now seen as the most experienced airlines on the globe. Among Qantas’ safety-focused achievements is the development of the Flight Data Recorder, Future Air Navigation System, adoption of RNP during flight routes that pass new mountains, as well as the use of Global Navigation Satellite System for automatic landing.
The rest of the list is dominated by European and Asian airlines. Europe’s representative’s include Germany’s Lufthansa, Finalsnd’s Finnair and the flag carrier of the United Kingdom – British Airways. EVA Air, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways are the Asia-based carriers on the ranking. Air New Zealand, which is considered to have one of the best economy classes in the world, can also be spotted on the list.
The report also acknowledges the fact that 2014 was not a generally bad year for air travel, since it witnessed 21 fatal accidents. However, it also shares that 50 years ago, the annual rate of such accidents amounted to nearly 90 even though back then the number of passengers was barely 141 million. That is just 5% of today’s annual passenger rate.