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Picture: Seppo Sirkka Eastpress | Finland Today

Picture: Seppo Sirkka Eastpress | Finland Today

Finnair was selected among the ten safest airlines in the world by AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating website.

Finnair joined the list with other airlines in alphabetical order: Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific Airways, British Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and Qantas.

Top of the list is Qantas which has a fatality free record in the jet era.

AirlineRatings.com’s rating system takes into account a range of factors, including aviation’s governing bodies as well as government audits and the airline’s fatality record.

AirlineRating.com’s editorial team also examined airline’s operational history, incident records and operational excellence to arrive at its top ten safest airlines.

Of the 449 airlines surveyed 149 have the top seven-star safety ranking, but almost 50 have just three stars or less.

Five airlines only achieved one star for safety from AirlineRatings.com. These are: Agni Air, Kam Air, Nepal Airlines, Scat and Tara Air.