November 24, 2020

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20 Safest Airlines in the World

Many people like to travel by air, but others have a fear of flying. Sad events that happened in 2015 make such travelers even more nervous. We understand these worries, so for those who wish to be sure that the flight will be conducted the best way to protect passengers, we are publishing this list of 20 world’s safest airlines (based on research of airlineratings.com that was made in the end of 2015).
 

What does this rating mean?

 
Every airline can gain maximum 7 stars. Examples of safety rating norms are:
 

  • does the airline have the IATA (International Air Transport Association) certificate?
  • was the airline’s fleet grounded at any point by the NAA (National Aviation Authority) as the result of safety concerns?
  • did the airline have any fatalities* in the last 10 years?

 
* A fatality means the death of crew and/or passengers because of an accident aboard the airplane. If deaths happened as a result of terrorism, hijackings or pilot’s suicide, they are not included in the rating.
 

20 Safest Airlines in the World

1. Qantas

 

Country of origin: Australia

 

Safety rating: 7/7

 

First place on our list belongs to Australia’s Qantas airline, for the third year. Qantas also holds an amazing record, no fatalities in the Jet Age.

 

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2. American Airlines

 

Country of origin: United States of America

 

Safety rating:     7/7

 

There are 3 American carriers who got all 7 points in safety rating.

First to be mentioned is “American Airlines” – one of the largest airlines in the world.

 

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3. KLM

 

Country of origin: Netherlands

 

Safety rating:     7/7

 

One of the safest carriers in Europe and the world’s oldest airline.

 

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4. Singapore Airlines

 

Country of origin: Singapore

 

Safety rating:     7/7

 

Singapore Airlines repeatedly appears on annual Airline Rating’s safety list and it’s highly acclaimed for its standard of flight. They had a maiden flight with Airbus A380.

 

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5. Air New Zealand

 

Country of origin: New Zealand

 

Safety rating: 7/7

 

Air New Zealand is not only on the top of the safest airlines list but also a nominee of AirlineRatings Excellence Awards-2015.

 

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6. EVA Air

 

Country of origin: Taiwan

 

Safety rating: 7/7

 

Taiwanese airlines EVA Air also got 7 points out of 7, quality and safety.

 

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7. Virgin Australia

 

Country of origin: Australia

 

Safety rating: 7/7

 

Virgin Australia airline was launched in 1999 as a budget carrier. In 2016, it can be proud being on a list of the safest world’s airlines.

 

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8. United Airlines

 

Country of origin: United States of America

 

Safety rating: 7/7

 

Another American carrier – United Airlines is a usual participant of the top of safest airlines list, always showing great safety results.

 

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9. Lufthansa

 

Country of origin: Germany

 

Safety rating: 7/7

 

Lufthansa is the largest European carrier, one more regular on Top-20.

 

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10. Japan Airlines

 

Country of origin: Japan

 

Safety rating: 7/7

 

Japan Airlines is a National airline and 2nd largest in Japan, after ANA, providing passengers with the latest electronic systems.

 

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11. All Nippon Airways (ANA)

 

Country of origin: Japan

 

Safety rating: 7/7

 

ANA is the biggest carrier in Japan and was the first airline in the world which acquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane.

 

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12. Hawaiian Airlines

 

Country of origin: United States of America

 

Safety rating:     7/7

 

Except getting 7 points out of 7 in safety rating, Hawaiian Airlines also offers the best conditions to economic-class passengers on flights from Hawaii to the USA and back.

 

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13. Etihad Airways

 

Country of origin: United Arab Emirates

 

Safety rating: 7/7

 

Etihad is a high-quality carrier coming from UAE which, with high safety score, challenges other airlines.

 

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14. Emirates

 

Country of Origin: United Arab Emirates

 

Safety rating: 7/7

 

Emirates is yet another example of world’s safest airlines and high level of service. Emirates was the first airline who offered to passengers showers on A380.

 

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15. Virgin Atlantic

 

Country of origin: United Kingdom

 

Safety rating: 7/7

 

Virgin Atlantic got 7 points out of 7 in safety rating, but that’s not all, the carrier also has 7/7 stars in “Product rating”. The latter is a rating involving everything from baggage to entertainment, meals, drinks, seats, convenience… full quality service.

 

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16. Alaska Airlines

 

Country of origin: United States of America

 

Safety rating: 7/7

 

Alaska Airlines have a high safety score as well and they are also one of the rare airlines where most of their airplanes offer Wi-Fi.

 

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17. Сathay Pacific

 

Country of origin: Hong Kong

 

Safety rating: 7/7

 

Cathay Pacific airline is one more Asian carrier which often appears on Airline Ratings top 20 list and every year receives an award from Skytrax.

 

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18. Finnair

 

Country of origin: Finland

 

Safety rating:     7/7

 

Finnish airline always maintains a high level of safety and doesn’t economize with such important issues.

 

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19. Scandinavian Airline System (SAS)

 

Country of origin: Denmark

 

Safety rating:  7/7

 

SAS is the National Airline of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Besides being very safe, it’s also among world’s most punctual airlines.

 

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20. Swiss International Air Lines

 

Country of origin: Switzerland

 

Safety rating: 7/7

 

Passengers can definitely anticipate a high level of safety and comfort from Swiss, the airline had no big tragedies in this century.

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