AirlineRatings.com, a global airline safety and product rating website, has listed Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) and Tara Air among the world´s unsafe airlines.
Kazakhstan´s Scat Airlines and Afghanistan´s Kam Air are the other two airlines in the world´s unsafe airlines list.
The website rates the airlines on the basis of seven stars based on airline´s operational history, incident records and operational excellence. “The safety rating for each airline is based on a comprehensive analysis utilizing information from the world´s aviation governing body and leading association along with governments and crash data for last ten years,” the website states.
“If an airline has a crash that involves the death of a passenger and/ or crew member, it will automatically receive a deduction of one star, leading towards lower safety rating. A crash involving fatalities carries with it a one star deduction for 10 years from the date of the incident.”
According to the website, all these four airlines have received only one star for safety out of 7-star ranking. All the four airlines are in the list of airlines that European Union has banned to fly within its sky.
The websites monitor 499 airlines from all around the world. Of the 449 airlines, 149 has received top 7-star ranking. According to the website, Australian airlines Qantas top the list of safest airlines which also includes Air New Zealand, British airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad airways, EVA air, Finnair, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines.
For the first time, the site has also prepared the list of top ten safest low cost airlines which are Aer Linus, Alaska airlines, Iceland Air, Jetblue, Jetstar, Kulula.com, Monarch airlines, Thomas cook, TUIfly and WestJet.
According to the website, 2014 is the worst year in terms of fatalities due to several high-profile air accidents. “There were 21 fatal accidents with 986 fatalities in 2014 higher than the 10- year average. The year 2013 was one of the safest years in global aviation history,” it said.
The data of the AirlineRatings.Com shows that the world´s airlines carried 3.3 billion passengers on 27 million flights in 201