Australian carrier Qantas tops a list of 20 safest airlines in the world for 2020 according to – a commercial website covering airline safety and product reviews.

This is the seventh year that has listed Qantas as the safest airline in the world. Runners up in the Asia-Pacific region include Air New Zealand in second place, followed by Taiwanese carrier Eva Air in third place, Singapore Airlines in sixth place, and Cathay Pacific in ninth place.

Here is the full list:

  1. Qantas
  2. Air New Zealand
  3. Eva Air
  4. Etihad Airways
  5. Qatar Airways
  6. Singapore Airlines
  7. Emirates
  8. Alaska Airlines
  9. Cathay Pacific Airways
  10. Virgin Australia
  11. Hawaiian Airlines
  12. Virgin Atlantic Airlines
  13. TAP Portugal
  14. SAS
  15. Royal Jordanian
  16. Swiss
  17. Finnair
  18. Lufthansa
  19. Aer Lingus
  20. KLM

The website said its rating system takes into account a number of different factors related to audits from aviation’s governing bodies, lead associations as well as the airlines own safety data. Details on the criteria can be read here. Every year, it produces a list of safest airlines in the world after monitoring 405 airlines.


Safest low-cost carriers

Low-cost carriers (LCCs) are a rapidly growing segment of the aviation industry. The website also compiled a list of top ten safest LCCs in the world for 2020. These are (in alphabetical order):

  • Air Arabia
  • Flybe
  • Frontier Airlines
  • HK Express
  • IndiGo
  • Jetblue
  • Volaris
  • Vueling
  • Westjet
  • Wizz Air


Source: Business Traveller

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