What are the safest airlines in the world? When it comes to safety, AirlineRatings takes into account a wide range of factors, including the airline’s accident history for the last five years, the history of serious incidents for the last two years, audits of governing bodies and aviation industry, government audits, industry-leading security initiatives, fleet age, and ultimately COVID-19 security protocols.
For its part, Australian airline Qantas lost the top spot this year due to an incident at Perth airport in 2018, in which a combination of factors caused the crew of a 737 that had just left the runway to roll further from the stop bars and enter an active runway, coming close to colliding with another company 737. The report on that complex and serious incident was not published until the end of 2020.
The editors of AirlineRatings have also identified the ten safest low-cost airlines for travellers to take advantage of. In alphabetical order they are; Allegiant, Easyjet, Frontier, Jetstar Airways, Jetblue, Ryanair, Vietjet, Volaris, Westjet, and Wizz Air.
The Safest Airlines in the World
|1.||Air New Zealand||New Zealand|
|2.||Etihad Airways||United Arab Emirates|
|5.||TAP Air Portugal||Portugal|
|10.||Virgin Australia/Virgin Atlantic||Australia|
|11.||Cathay Pacific Airways||Hong Kong|
|17.||British Airways||United Kingdom|
|18.||Delta Air Lines||U.S|
|20.||Emirates||United Arab Emirates|
Air New Zealand has been named the World’s Safest Airline in 2023 by AirlineRatings, the leading website for ranking airlines’ safety, products, and recently COVID-19 protocols.