Europe’s Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC) names Finnair the world’s safest airline in its 2012 index.
Over the last 30 years, Finnair has not had one single accident, nor any casualties.
In the Barents Region, Finniar has regular flights to Ivalo, Rovaniem, Kittilä and Oulu. Last year, the company announced a new direct route to Murmansk from Helsinki, but the flights were canceled due to few sold tickets.
Second on the list among airliners with destinations in the Barents Region is Aeroflot, ranked 39. SAS is ranked number 50 in the index. Other major airlines flying the Barents Region, like Norwegian, Nordavia and Widerø are not listed since the index only includes the 60 largest airliner in the world.
The index is based on operators’ 30-year record of serious incidents, relative to their revenue passenger kilometer.
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
Sports in the Barents region have joined forces and established Barents Games. This weekend athletes from all over the region met in Oulu to compete in 14 differents sports during the Barents Summer Games. See our slide show from the competitions.
Norwegian business leaders and academics interviewed by Yle’s Swedish-language news service say they are disappointed in the overall level of Swedish language skills among its job applicants from Finland.