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.
MURMANSK: Ecological groups gathered on Kola Peninsula fear that Barents nature will be the looser after Oslo decided to call off the environmental minister’s Moscow meeting in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
TROMSØ: Since the first five specimens of snow crab were found in the Barents Sea in 1996, the population has exploded. There is now ten times as much snow crab than king crab in the area, and scientists are just starting to find out how this new species has adopted to life in the Barents Sea.
The current situation in Ukraine makes cross-border cooperation with the neighboring countries even more important, Barents Secretariat leader Rune Rafaelsen says. At the same time, Norway has joined NATO’s condemnation of Russia’s military escalation on the Crimea peninsula.
Board member Amund Trellevik in the press network fears entry-denial of Kremlin’s controversial propaganda-journalist Dmitry Kiselyov could be retaliated by refusing Norwegian journalists access to Russia.