The world's safest and least safe airlines

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The World's Safest And Least Safe Airlines

AirlineRatings.com has released its annual report on which airlines are the safest and pointing out those best not traveled.

They've declared Qantas as having the best record, just as they did last year. A spokesperson for the website noted that they do have the youngest fleet in the air, with an average plane age of slightly less than 8 years. Qantas has been around for 94 years.

Other airlines that performed particularly well include British Airways, Emirates, and Singapore Airlines. They were joined in the top 10 category by Lufthansa, Finnair and others.

Safest airlines, in alphabetical order:
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Qantas has had no fatalities in the jet era. The remainder of the top ten safest airlines are in alphabetical order. 

 Photo: Getty 

Singapore Airlines

Photo: AP/Wong Maye-E

Lufthansa

Photo: AP/Martin Meissner

Finnair

Photo: Tomi Setala/Getty

Eva Air

Photo: Getty 

Etihad Airways

Photo: AP/Kamran Jebreili

Emirates

Photo: AP/Kamran Jebreili

Cathay Pacific Airways

Photo: AP/Kin Cheung

British Airways

Photo: AP/Francois Mori

Air New Zealand

Photo: Stephen Brashear/Getty

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AirlineRatings also put together a list of the safest budget airlines. Among them were JetBlue, Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, and Thomas Cook Airlines. Scores are given via a 7-star system and factors considered in determining how many are granted include government audits, operational performance, and fatality records.

Safest budget airlines, in alphabetical order:
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WestJet Airlines

Photo: AP/Julie Jacobson

TUI Fly

Photo: AP/Joerg Sarbach

Thomas Cook

Photo: Getty 

Monarch Airlines

Photo: Antony Nettle / Alamy

Kulula.com

Photo: Hawkeye UK/Flickr

Jetstar Airways

Photo: Jetstar Airways/Flickr

JetBlue

Photo: Preston Rescigno/Getty

Icelandair

Photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster

Alaska Airline 

Photo: Shutterstock

Aer Lingus

Photo: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg/Getty

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Malaysia Airlines, which experienced two highly publicized and tragic flight losses, was awarded 5 out of 7 stars. 4 airlines only received one. They are Nepal's Tara Air and Nepal Airlines, Kam Air from Afghanistan, and Kazakhstan's SCAT Airlines.

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Kam Air

Photo: AP/ISAF, HO

Nepal Airways

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SCAT Airline

Photo: Photo/Tengri News Information

Tara Air

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