BA is the only UK-based carrier in the top 10 safest airline list compiled by German monitoring organisation Jacdec.

Jacdec’s figures – widely reported in the media – are calculated by comparing serious incidents in the last 30 years with passenger miles flown.

Finnair comes out top of the list, BA is placed in tenth spot – Virgin Atlantic is 15th, easyJet 17th, Thomas Cook Airlines at 18th and Ryanair at 32nd.

1. Finnair
2. Air New Zealand
3. Cathay Pacific
4. Emirates
5. Eithad
6. Eva Air
7. Tap Portugal
8. Hainan Airlines
9. Virgin Australia
10. British Airways