Three Middle East airlines have been rated in the top 10 safest airlines in the world, according to an industry website.
Out of 448 airlines rated in the study by AirlineRatings.com, Emirates came third, Etihad fourth and Royal Jordanian tenth.
Australian carrier and Emirates partner Qantas maintained its record as the world’s safest airline, with zero fatalities in its history.
The site said 2013 was the safest year to date for flying since 1945 with only 269 deaths from 29 accidents, figures below the 10-year average of 719 fatalities from 32 accidents.
Here are the world’s safest airlines:
2. Air New Zealand
5. Cathay Pacific
6. Singapore Airlines
8. Eva Air
9. All Nippon Airways
10. Royal Jordanian