AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only site dedicated to airline safety, has revealed the safest airlines for 2021 with one well known Australian carrier nabbing the top spot.
AirlineRatings.com assembles the nerve-soothing list by looking at criteria such as crash and serious incident records, government audits, fleet age, and industry-leading safety initiatives.
In total AirlineRatings.com reviews 385 carriers using a seven-star system, which it says is the “industry standard” on safety scores.
According to their 2021 Safest Airline list, Australia carrier Qantas came in at number one due to its continuous commitment to safety and innovation throughout its 100-year history.
In releasing the top twenty list, AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas revealed all top twenty airlines were outstanding, saying, “In fact, there is very little between the top 20, they are all standouts.”
According to AirlineRatings.com, these 20 airlines are the safest in the world:
3. Air New Zealand
4. Singapore Airlines
6. EVA Air
7. Etihad Airways
8. Alaska Airlines
9. Cathay Pacific Airways
10. British Airways
11. Virgin Australia/Virgin Atlantic
12. Hawaiian Airlines
13. Southwest Airlines
14. Delta Airlines
15. American Airlines
20. United Airlines