In a report by airlineratings.com, 20 airline companies were highlighted and it was found that the airline considered the safest in the world is Australian airline Quantas. Singapore Airlines, the carrier that operates the world’s longest flight also made it to the top 20. Knowing that you’re travelling using one of the top 20 safest airlines in the world is sure to make every traveller feel safe especially for frequent travellers.
Alaska Airlines Boeing made it to the top 20 list. Photo: iStock
AirlineRatings analysed data on 405 airlines across the world to put together its list of the top 20 safest carriers. It used 12 separate criteria, including audits from governments, aviation’s governing bodies and lead associations. Also considered were the crash and serious incident records for each carrier plus fleet age and profitability.
United returned to AirlineRatings.com’s top 20 safest airlines after investing in new aircraft. Qantas held the accolade of AirlineRatings’ world safest airline from 2014 to 2017, but took joint honours in 2018 when the website chose not to rank its top 20. For 2019, Qantas is singled out as the best, while the remaining 19 safest airlines are listed alphabetically.
Japanese airlines All Nippon Airways madeit on the list. Photo: istock.
Top 20 Safest Airlines of 2019
Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, EVA Air, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar, Scandinavian Airline System, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, and United Airlines, and the Virgin group of airlines (Atlantic and Australia).
These airlines are standouts in the industry and are at the forefront of safety, innovation, and launching of new aircraft.
Top 10 Safest Low-Cost Airlines for 2019
In alphabetical order: Flybe, Frontier, HK Express, Jetblue, Jetstar Australia / Asia, Thomas Cook, Volaris, Vueling, Westjet and Wizz.
Unlike a number of low-cost carriers, these airlines have all passed the stringent International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and have excellent safety records.
Emirates Airlines makes it to the top 20. Photo: istock.
Quantas has been a leader in the development of Future Air Navigation System; the flight data recorder to monitor plane and later crew performance; automatic landings using Global Navigation Satellite System as well as precision approaches around mountains in cloud using RNP. Qantas was the lead airline with real-time monitoring of its engines across its fleet using satellite communications, which has enabled the airline to detect problems before they become a major safety issue
Source: CNN International