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CAIRO – 12 February 2018: Some airlines are safer than others as they have not experienced a single fatal incident.
Here we review some of the most famous airlines around the world which enjoy perfectly clean safety records.
Hawaiian Airlines have been flying since 1929 and have never been hit by a fatal crash, making them - if the statistics are correct - the longest airline in the business; in terms of not losing a passenger.
Hawaiian Airlines has begun to fly light aircraft on sightseeing trips over the island of Oahu, and today serves a number of destinations in the Pacific Ocean, including New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the West Coast of the United States.
Although the company suffered from bankruptcy in 1993 and 2003, it did not compromise the safety of citizens.
These lines have been flying since 1971 and during its 50-year extended operation, not one accident has been known, although it has more than 700 aircrafts on its fleet and it serves about 100 destinations.
The UK's easyJet, which entered the airspace in 1995, has not been subjected to any accidents, and in fact its history is so free of accidents that it is difficult to find any serious case on its flights.
During its 33 years of operation, which began in 1985, Ryan Airlines was not involved in a fatal accident; the only case in which it came close to a dangerous accident was in 2008, when a plane was forced to land in Rome after being attacked by many birds' strikes to the nose, wings and engines.
Virgin Atlantic Airlines
According to the airline rating site, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia are among the top 20 safest airlines in the world, according to AirlineRatings.com.
It has been flying since 1974 and since 1985; British Airways has never been hit by a fatal crash. The most likely event in 2008 was when the first pilot, John Caward, landed in the Hall of Fame without any power from the engine.
According to AirlinesRating, BA is among the world’s top 20 safest airlines.
Emirates Airline has been flying since 1985 and is headquartered in Dubai. It was founded in 1985 and currently operates more than 3,600 aircrafts a week with no fatal crash in its history.
Etihad Airways has been flying since 2003, with a clean safety record, as the only incident is a rather strange case, where a French Airways flight at Toulouse Airport in France speeded up to 35 miles per hour and then colliding with a concrete wall, injuring nine people on board; four of them were seriously injured.
Qantas has been flying since 1921 and it is the third oldest airline in the world, Qantas was cited in 1988's film Rain Man as an airline to have never had an aircraft crash.