Kathmandu, Jan 7: As per the finding of the annual aviation survey report on air safety released by Airline Ratings.com, two nepali airlines are in the list of the most insecured airlines in the world.
Entrusted with an objective of providing information on global aviation industry including a world class rating system, safety ratings, crash investigations among other aviation related issues, the website in its recently released report has given the lowest rating to Tara Air and Nepal Airlines.
Both airlines have received one star out of 7-star safety ranking.
Meanwhile, the report lists Kazakhstan´s Scat Airlines and Afghanistan´s Kam Air services as the worst one.
According to the website, the criteria for the rating is a crash that involves the death of a passenger and/or crew members. A crash results in a deduction of one star, giving it a lower safety rating.
Elaborating further about its rating system, the website says, “a crash involving fatalities carries with it a one star deduction for 10 years from the date of the incident.”
The news of unsafe Nepalese aviation industry isn’t a new one. The European Commission last month had included all Nepali airlines in its list of banned operators with reference to the frequent fatal air crashes in Nepali domestic sky.
The website ranks Australian airline Qantas as the world’s safest airline out of 449 airlines surveyed.
Aer Lingus (Ireland), Alaska Airlines (U.S), Icelandair (Iceland), Jetblue (U.S.), Jetstar (Australia), Kulula.com (South Africa), Monarch Airlines (UK), Thomas Cook (UK), TUIfly (Germany) and WestJet (Canada) are in the list of top ten best air service to fly with.