Popular aviation website AirilneRatings.Com has named Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) and Tarai Air among the world’s unsafest airlines.
The website says if an airline has a crash that involves the death of a passenger and/or crew members it will automatically receive a deduction of one star, giving it a lower safety rating.
“A crash involving fatalities carries with it a one star deduction for 10 years from the date of the incident,” says the website on a page explaining its ratings system.
Of the 449 airlines surveyed by AirlineRatings.com, nearly 50 have just three stars or less.
Kazakhstan’s Scat Airlines and Afghanistan’s Kam Air are the other two airlines in the world’s unsafest airlines list. All of these airlines have been banned from flying in the European Union (EU) skies.
QANTAS TOPS SAFEST AIRLINES LIST
AirlineRatings.Com has named Qantas of Australia as the world’s safest airlines.
Other airlines in the top 10 list in alphabetical order are Air New Zealand, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines.
The website’s rating system takes into account audits from aviation’s governing bodies and lead associations as well as government audits and the airlines’ fatality records.
It also examines airlines’ operational histories and incident records.