World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

Qantas. AirlineRatings.com says the Australian airline has been a leader, among others, in: the development of the Future Air Navigation System; the Flight Data Recorder to monitor plane and later crew performance. Peter Parks / AFP

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

Air New Zealand. AirlineRatings.com has named Air New Zealand as airline of the year since 2014. Stephen Brashear / Getty Images / AFP

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

All Nippon Airways. One of the Japanese airlines to make it to the 2016 list. Tomohiro Ohsumi / Bloomberg


World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

American Airlines. The world’s second-largest airline received a full seven-star safety record from AirlineRatings.com. Louis DeLuca / The Dallas Morning News

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

Cathay Pacific. The Hong Kong carrier was also named the best long-haul airline in the Asia Pacific this year. Brent Lewin / Bloomberg

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

Emirates. The Dubai carrier is the biggest operator of the Airbus A380. EPA / Emirates

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

Etihad. Etihad was also awarded Best in First Class service this year. Courtesy Etihad

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

Finnair. AirlineRatings.com says Finnair has the best value for money among European airlines for efficient international travel in and out of Europe. Seppo Sirkka / EPA

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

Japan Airlines. Japan Airline is the Japan’s second largest, but is its official flag carrier. Tomohiro Ohsumi / Bloomberg

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

KLM. The Dutch carrier is the world’s oldest airline having commenced services in 1920. KLM is sole operator on many of its routes. Antoine Antoniol / Bloomberg

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

Lufthansa. Lufthansa again tops the list for the best long-haul airline in Europe this year, having won the same award in 2015. Boris Roessler / AFP / DPA

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

Scandinavian Airlines. The airline flies to more cities in Northern Europe than any other airline, AirlineRatings.com says. Johan Nilsson / EPA

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

United Airlines. United is one of the four US carriers to make it to the list. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images / AFP

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

Virgin Atlantic. One of Virgin Atlantic’s X factors is having the longest bed on the London-New York route. Chris Ratcliffe / Bloomberg

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

Virgin Australia. Virgin Australia was originally launched as a budget airline in 1999. Palani Mohan / AFP

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

Swiss. Swiss was the winner of AirlineRatings.com’s best long-haul airline award for Europe in 2014. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines regularly features in AirlineRatings.com’s annual safety list. Roslan Rahman / AFP

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

Hawaiian Airlines. One of few US airlines to offer complimentary meal service on flights between the mainland and Hawaii. Ted S Warren / AP Photo

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

Eva Air. Eva Air is the second largest Taiwanese airline. Adek Berry / AFP

World’s safest airlines 2016 – in pictures

Alaska Airlines. Alask Air is one of only a few airlines to have Wi-Fi across most of its fleet. David McNew / Getty Images

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