30 Aug '11, 3am

Ratings agency releases list of world's '10 safest airlines', with Japan Airlines ranked safest airline from Asia

Ratings agency releases list of world's '10 safest airlines', with Japan Airlines ranked safest airline from Asia

Air France-KLM, British Airways (left) and Lufthansa (right) are the safest airlines in Europe, according to a study ranking the 'ten safest airlines' by the Air Transport Rating Agency (ATRA) released on Monday. -- PHOTO: BRITISH AIRWAYS/REUTERS GENEVA (AFP) - Air France-KLM, British Airways and Lufthansa are the safest airlines in Europe, according to a study ranking the 'ten safest airlines' by the Air Transport Rating Agency (ATRA) released on Monday. The safest US-based airlines are AMR Corporation, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways, while the safest from Asia is Japan Airlines, it said, without giving a ranking within the top ten. To obtain this classification, the first of its kind, ATRA examined publicly available information on 15 criteria, such as the average age of the aircraft used or the homogeneity of the...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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