Qantas has been put at the top of the list of the safest airlines in the world for 2020 by AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety, and product rating website.
AirlineRatings.com has also announced its Top Twenty safest airlines and Ten Safest Low-Cost Airlines for 2020 from the 405 it monitors.
Evaluating Factors of the Safest Airlines in the World
In making its evaluation of the safest airlines in the world, AirlineRatings.com takes into account a comprehensive range of factors that include: audits from aviation’s governing and industry bodies, government audits, airline’s crash and serious incident record, profitability, industry-leading safety initiatives, and fleet age.
In selecting Qantas as the world’s safest airline for 2020, AirlineRatings.com editors noted that over its 99-year history the world’s oldest continuously operating airline has amassed a truly amazing record of firsts in operations and safety and is now accepted as the industry’s most experienced airline.*
The Australian airline has been a leader in the development of Future Air Navigation System; the flight data recorder to monitor plane and later crew performance; automatic landings using Global Navigation Satellite System as well as precision approaches around mountains in the cloud using RNP.
Qantas was the lead airline with real-time monitoring of its engines across its fleet using satellite communications, which has enabled the airline to detect problems before they become a major safety issue.
The Top 20 Safest Airlines for 2020
We’ve also made a top 20 list of the safest airlines in the world for this year. Qantas is at the top followed by these in numerical order:
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, Royal Jordanian, Swiss, Finnair, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, and KLM.