The worlds top twenty safest airlines have been revealed and the top spot goes to Qantas. Lauded for its safety record, it’s pioneering attitude towards safety improvement it was named as “the most experienced airline in the world” by airlineratings.com.
2019 was, despite the second 737MAX tragedy last March, which represents over half of all those killed in airline disasters last year, the best year ever for airline safety. The number of deaths rated at 1 in every 5,500,000 flights. You’re statically more likely to be killed walking on a pavement, shot in a gun incident in the US if you live there, or as a passenger in a car, pretty much anywhere. Overall air travel is vastly safer than almost any other activity – certainly involving transport/movement.
The other airlines in order were: Air New Zealand, EVA Air, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Alaska Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Virgin Australia, Hawaiian Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airlines, TAP Portugal, SAS Scandinavian, Royal Jordanian, Swiss, Finnair, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, and KLM.
Neither American Airlines or British Airways qualified for the top twenty this year.
The top ten low cost airlines were:
Air Arabia, Flybe, Frontier, HK Express, IndiGo, Jetblue, 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.