AirlineRatings.com has announced its Top Twenty safest airlines and ten safest low-cost airlines from the 405 it monitors. Qantas has also been announced as its safest airline for 2019.
The top twenty airlines behind Qantas in alphabetical orders are: 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, Qatar Airways, Scandinavian Airline System, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, and United Airlines and Virgin group of Airlines (Atlantic and Australia).
The Editor-in-Chief of AirlineRatings.com Geoffrey Thomas said “These airlines are standouts in the industry and are the forefront of safety, innovation and the design and launching of new aircraft.“
“For instance, Australia’s Qantas has been recognised by the British Advertising Standards Association in a test case in 2008 as the World’s Most Experienced Airline.“
“It is extraordinary that Qantas has been the lead airline in virtually every major operational safety advancement over the past 60 years and has not had a fatality in the jet era,” said Mr Thomas.
“But Qantas is not alone. Long established airlines such as Hawaiian and Finnair have perfect records in the jet era.”
As a respond to the public interest, the editors in AirlineRatings.com have also identified their top ten safest low-cost airlines, which are: Flybe, Frontier, HK Express, Jetblue, Jetstar Australia / Asia, Thomas Cook, Volaris, Vueling, Westjet and Wizz.