WORLD SAFEST AIRLINES; QANTAS TOPS ONCE AGAIN AS SAFEST AIRLINE FOR 2021. Qantas has been put at the top of the list of the safest airlines in the world for 2021 by, the world’s only safety, product, and COVID-19 rating website. has also announced its Top Twenty safest airlines and Ten Safest Low-Cost Airlines for 2021 from the 385 it monitors.

The Top Twenty safest airlines have always been at the forefront of safety innovation, launching new aircraft and they have become a byword for excellence.

In making its evaluation of the safest airlines in the world, takes into account a comprehensive range of factors that include: airline’s crash and serious incident record, audits from aviation’s governing and industry bodies, government audits, industry-leading safety initiatives, and fleet age.

The Top 20 World Safest Airlines for 2021

  1. “Qantas”;
  2. “Qatar Airways”;
  3. “Air New Zealand”;
  4. “Singapore Airlines”;
  5. “Emirates”;
  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 Air Lines”;
  15. “American Airlines”;
  16. “SAS”;
  17. “Finnair”;
  18. “Lufthansa”;
  19. “KLM”;
  20. “United Airlines”.

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According to Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas, 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,” Mr. Thomas said.

Top 10 World Safest Low-Cost Airlines for 2021

  1. Air Arabia
  2. Allegiant
  3. easyjet
  4. Frontier
  5. Jetstar Group
  6. Jetblue
  7. Ryanair
  8. Vietjet
  9. Westjet
  10. Wizz.

Mr. Thomas said the site only looked at serious incidents in making its determinations.

“All airlines have incidents every day and many are aircraft manufacture issues, not airline operational problems,” he said. “It is the way the flight crew handles incidents that determines a good airline from an unsafe one.”

AirlineRatings was launched in June 2013 and rates the safety and in-flight product of 385 airlines using its unique seven-star rating system. It has been used by millions of passengers from 195 countries and has become the industry standard for safety, product and COVID-19 rating.