|Qantas Airline plane gets takes off at Sydney Airport in Sydney on August 28, 2014. Getty Images|
Australian carrier Qantas has topped a list of the world’s safest airlines for boasting a clean, fatality-free safety record for more than 60 years.
The latest safety index published by Airlineratings.com comes after a tragic year in aviation history. While 2014 saw the lowest number of fatal airline accidents — 21 — two of the crashes from Malaysia Airlines were unprecedented, claiming 537 lives, editors note.
In 2014, a total of 986 lives were lost– higher than the 10-year average.
A total of 449 airlines were surveyed.
Here are world’s safest airlines in the world in alphabetical order:
Air New Zealand
Cathay Pacific Airways
World’s safest low-cost carriers, in alphabetical order: