World's safest airlines for 2012 named
The top 10 safest airlines in the world have been revealed, with Finland's national carrier, Finnair, being named as the safest, followed by Air New Zealand.
Europe's Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC) released the list this week.
The website monitors crashes all around the world, photographing planes in the worst possible state.
Virgin Australia beat Qantas on the list taking the number nine position. British Airways scored the final number 10 position.
According to news.com.au, JACDEC said that their list is 'based on their annual safety calculations which include all hull loss accidents and serious incidents in the last 30 years of operations in relation to the revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) performed in the same time.'
The list of top 10 safest airlines in the world is as follows:
2. Air New Zealand
3. Cathay Pacific
6. Eva Air (Taiwan)
7. TAP (Portugal)
8. Hainan Airlines
9. Virgin Australia
10. British Airways