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30 safest airlines in the world

Last updated on: January 30, 2013 11:02 IST

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The Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre, which collects information about aviation accidents and safety, has published its annual Airline Safety Ranking, according to Business Insider.

Sixty airlines are rated, based on the number and deadliness of the hull losses (destroyed airplanes) they have suffered in the past 30 years, and how they have fared more recently, it says.

Let's take a look at 30 safest airlines in the world.

Source: Business Insider

Finnair

Home base: Finland

Flying since: 1924

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 1

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Image: Finnish national airline company Finnair's planes on the tarmac of Helsinki international airport.
Photographs: Lehtikuva Lehtikuva/Reuters

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Air New Zealand

Home base: New Zealand

Flying since: 1940

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 2

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Image: An Air New Zealand plane taxis at Auckland International Airport.
Photographs: Nigel Marple/Reuters

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Cathay Pacific

Home base: Hong Kong

Flying since: 1940

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 3

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Image: Cathay Pacific Airways's planes at the Hong Kong International Airport.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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Emirates

Home base: Dubai, the United Arab Emirates

Flying since: 1985

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 4

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Image: An Emirates Airlines plane taxis on the tarmac at the Dubai International Airport.
Photographs: Mosab Omar/Reuters

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Etihad Airways

Home base: Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates

Flying since: 2003

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 5

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Image: An Etihad Airways aircraft at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Photographs: Ben Job/Reuters

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EVA Air

Home base: Taiwan

Flying since: 1991

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 6

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Image: Eva Airways aircraft painted with Hello Kitty characters takes off at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo.
Photographs: Kyodo/Reuters

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TAP Portugal

Home base: Portugal

Flying since: 1946

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 7

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Image: TAP Portugal airlines's Airbus 330 aircraft takes off at Lisbon airport.
Photographs: Jose Manuel Ribeiro/Reuters

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Hainan Airlines

Home base: China

Flying since: 1993

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 8

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Image: Hainan Airlines.
Photographs: Source: global.hnair.com

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Virgin Australia

Home base: Australia

Flying since: 2000

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 9

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Image: Virgin Chairman Sir Richard Branson at a ceremony to mark the delivery of the first Boeing 777-300ER for V Australia, in Seattle, Washington.
Photographs: Marcus Donner/Reuters

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British Airways

Home base: The United Kingdom

Flying since: 1919

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 10

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Image: A British Airways plane lands at Heathrow Airport in west London.
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters

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Lufthansa

Home base: Germany

Flying since: 1955

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 2

Global rank: 11

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Image: Lufthansa planes on the tarmac at Munich's international airport, Germany.
Photographs: Michael Dalder/Reuters

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All Nippon Airways

Home base: Japan

Flying since: 1954

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 12

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Image: A Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft taxis after landing for delivery to All Nippon Airways of Japan at Haneda airport in Tokyo.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

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Qantas

Home base: Australia

Flying since: 1922

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 13

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Image: A Qantas Airways Boeing 747 at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport.
Photographs: Sukree Sukplang/Reuters

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JetBlue Airways

Home base: The United States

Flying since: 2000

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 14

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Image: A JetBlue Airways plane at LaGuardia Airport in New York.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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Virgin Atlantic Airways

Home base: The United Kingdom

Flying since: 1984

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 15

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Image: A Virgin Atlantic airline aircraft comes in to land at Heathrow Airport in London.
Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

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Transaero Airlines

Home base: Russia

Flying since: 1991

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 16

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Image: Russian airline Transaero's aeroplanes at Moscow's Domodedovo airport.
Photographs: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

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EasyJet

Home base: The United Kingdom

Flying since: 1995

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 17

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Image: Passengers disembark from easyJet's plane at Ljubljana's airport in Slovenia.
Photographs: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters

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Thomas Cook Airlines

Home base: The United Kingdom

Flying since: 2000

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 18

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Image: Thomas Cook aircraft at Manchester Airport in England.
Photographs: Phil Noble/Reuters

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WestJet

Home base: Canada

Flying since: 1996

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 19

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Image: A WestJet airplane comes in for a landing at Calgary International airport, home of Canada's WestJet Airlines in Calgary, Alberta.
Photographs: Todd Korol/Reuters

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Jetstar Airways

Home base: Australia

Flying since: 2004

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 20

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Image: Jetstar ground staff closes a panel at Melbourne airport in Australia.
Photographs: Tim Wimborne/Reuters

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Southwest Airlines

Home base: The United States

Flying since: 1971

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 21

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Image: A Southwest Airlines plane takes off from Midway Airport in Chicago.
Photographs: Jeff Haynes/Reuters

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Qatar Airways

Home base: Qatar

Flying since: 1994

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 22

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Image: A Qatar Airways aircraft prepares to land at Manchester Airport, England.
Photographs: Phil Noble/Reuters

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Air Berlin

Home base: Germany

Flying since: 1979

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 23

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Image: Air Berlin plane at Tegel Airport in Berlin.
Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters

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EL AL

Home base: Israel

Flying since: 1948

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 24

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Image: El Al airplanes at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv.
Photographs: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

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Air Canada

Home base: Canada

Flying since: 1937

Destroyed planes: 2

Total deaths: 23

Global rank: 25

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Image: Air Canada's Boeing 777 taxis at Sydney airport.
Photographs: Tim Wimborne/Reuters

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Thomsonfly

Home base: The United Kingdom

Flying since: 1962

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 26

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Image: Thomsonfly.
Photographs: Source: flights.thomson.co.uk

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KLM

Home base: The Netherlands

Flying since: 1920

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 27

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Image: A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 737 at Amsterdam's Schipol airport.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters
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Delta Air Lines

Home base: The United States

Flying since: 1929

Destroyed planes: 3

Total deaths: 147

Global rank: 28

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Image: A Delta Airlines jet taxis at the Minneapolis St Paul International Airport in Minnesota, United States.
Photographs: Eric Miller/Reuters

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AirAsia

Home base: Malaysia

Flying since: 1996

Destroyed planes: 0

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 29

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Image: An Airbus A340 AirAsia X budget flight passenger jet arrives at Orly airport near Paris.
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters

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Singapore Airlines

Home base: Singapore

Flying since: 1972

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 83

Global rank: 30


Image: A Singapore Airlines A380 takes off from Singapore's Changi Airport.
Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters

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