Qantas is named the world’s safest airline

Destination Editor
11:00:04 - January 08, 2021

Qantas is ranked the first spot in the top 20 safest airlines list by AirlineRatings.

AirlineRatings, the world’s leading airline safety review website, has released its annual list of the top 20 safest airlines in the world. Qantas has been named the world’s safest airline and this is the third year the airline holds the top position.

385 carriers worldwide are assessed by AirlineRatings. The list is evaluated based on audits from aviation governing bodies and leading associations, government audits, airlines’ crash and serious incident records, the number of passenger fatalities, the age of airlines’ fleets, financial position, and pilot training and culture.

AirlineRatings also highlighted the list of 20 best airlines for “Covid compliance”, assessed based on the website information about Covid-19 procedures, the provision of face masks for passengers and PPE for the crew, the modification of meal services, the deep cleaning of aircraft, the provision of a personal sanitizer kit and social distancing measures on board. Qantas is also named in the list.

Geoffrey Thomas, editor-in-chief, said: “Australia’s Qantas has been recognized by the British Advertising Standards Association in a test case as the world’s most experienced airline. Qantas has been the leader in virtually every major operational safety advancement over the past 60 years and has not had a fatality in the pure-jet era.”

The full list of top 20 safest airlines (in ranking order): Qantas, Qatar Airways, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Eva Air, Etihad Airways, Alaska Airlines, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Hawaiian Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, SAS, Finnair, Lufthansa, KLM, United Airlines.

Thomas said about the list: “These airlines are standouts in the industry and are at the forefront of safety, innovation, and launching of new aircraft. In fact, there is very little between the top 20, they are all standouts.”

Qantas is named the world’s safest airline


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