Europe's Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC) has revealed Finnair, Finland's national carrier as the world's safest airline, with Air New Zealand achieving second place and Cathay Pacific coming in at number three.
The safest UK airline is British Airways which is ranked number ten in JACDEC's safety index. Results for other prominent UK airlines include Virgin Atlantic in fifteenth position, easyJet in seventeenth position and Ryanair which came in at number thirty two.
The Safety Index Top Ten
The Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre is based in Hamburg in Germany. Its role is to monitor airline crashes all over the world, collecting information on more than 800 airlines in 178 countries. The JACDEC safety index ratings are calculated by comparing serious incidents over the past 30 years to the revenue generating passenger kilometres they have flown over the same period.
Next time you are book flight you might want to consider this Safety Index along with the Airline Punctuality ratings before you decide you what airline to fly with.
Whoever you choose to fly with, whether you book direct with an airline or choose to book a bonded package holiday with a travel agent or tour operator, it is vital to have travel insurance every time you travel.
Getting the right travel insurance is particularly important if you have a pre-existing medical condition, or are travelling with a companion who has a pre-existing medical condition to ensure that you are properly covered if you need to cancel due to a pre-existing medical condition or require medical treatment whilst you are on holiday.
You will need to declare any pre-existing medical conditions to your travel insurer when you buy travel insurance. A pre-existing medical condition is usually defined as any medical condition that you have received treatment for, taken any medication for or seen a doctor about in the last two years. For instance if you had a heart attack 10 years ago, but still have a regular check-up, or take medication as a result you will need to declare the heart attack when you buy travel insurance. Remember, even controlled conditions such as blood pressure or cholesterol needs to be declared.