World's Safest Airlines 2021: Can You Guess Who Tops The List?

AirlineRatings.com has released its list of the World's Safest Airlines 2021 and the Flying Kangaroo will be jumping for joy at being voted in at the top for another year.

AirlineRatings.com has released its list of the World’s Safest Airlines 2021 and the Flying Kangaroo will be jumping for joy at being voted in at the top for another year.

AirlineRatings has been running since 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.

In making its evaluation of the safest airlines in the world, AirlineRatings.com 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.

Qantas takes home gold


Australia’s flag carrier has topped the list for another year.

In 2020 Qantas celebrated its 100th Birthday; making it the world’s oldest continuously operating airline.

On top of that, Qantas has accumulated an incredible record of firsts in operations and safety and is often dubbed the industry’s most experienced airline.

According to AirlineRatings, Qantas “has been a clear leader in the development of Future Air Navigation System; real-time monitoring of its engines across its fleet, 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.”

Well done QF. Here’s to 2021.

The top 20


These are, according to AirlineRatings.com, the top airlines for safety this year…

  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

You’ll also be pleased to know that Jetstar Group was included in the top 10 safest & best low-cost airlines.

Other low-cost airlines in the top 10 include Air Arabia, Allegiant, easyjet, Frontier, Jetblue, Ryanair, Vietjet, Westjet, and Wizz.

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