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Nervous flyer? Check out the top 20 safest airlines!

Every expat in the UAE, will have to fly home at some point while living here. But if you're a nervous flyer, you'll try to put off that flight for as long as possible! 

But worry no more! has released the top 20 airlines of 2016 that are the world's safest, and the UAE's official carries, Emirates and Etihad have marked a perfect safety score of 7/7, so you can sleep peacefully! 

The recordings are based on a range of factors related to audits from aviation’s governing bodies and lead associations as well as government audits and the airline’s fatality record.

Out of 407 airlines monitored, 20 of them made it on to the world's safest list, check out the full list below (The list released is in alphabetical order, not in safety rating!): 

Air New Zealand

Alaska Airlines

All Nippon Airlines

American Airlines

Cathay Pacific Airways


Etihad Airways

Eva Air


Hawaiian Airlines

Japan Airlines



Scandinavian Airline System

Singapore Airlines


United Airlines

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Australia