New Delhi: India's national carrier Air India has been ranked the third worst in terms of safety in a list of sixty airlines prepared by Germany's Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC). (Also read: 'Air India hits back, says safety report 'factually incorrect')
China Airlines has been ranked at the bottom of the list with Brazil's TAM holding the second last spot.
Finnair and Air New Zealand feature at the top two ranks in the list, making them the safest airlines to travel by in the world.
Other airlines to feature high on the list are Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Etihad Airways, which were ranked high third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
The JACDEC Safety Index is a probabilistic measurement of past airline safety. It counts the fatalities per Revenue Passenger Terameter Performed.
The Centre also monitors current events and provides updates on airline safety issues.