Safest Airlines in the World

The airline services are always known to be under scrutiny –especially with respect to the overall security concerns. Moreover, discussions over airline security are now dominated by the ongoing global pandemic. This is the reason why we have come up with a comprehensive list of the topmost safest airlines in the world –factoring into considerations like safety, security, and the overall punctuality.


The Top Airlines List in Terms of Safety

Recently, –a leading online portal for reviewing and rating various airlines in the world, presented its detailed report on the list of the safest airlines in the world. After analyzing factors like number of crashes, histories of serious incidents, and fleet ages, an audit of around 385 airlines across the world was performed by leading aviation associations and governments around the globe.

As per the list provided by, here is the list of the safest airlines in the world:

1. Qantas

2. Air New Zealand

3. Qatar Airways

4. Emirates

5. Singapore Airlines

6. Etihad Airways

7. Eva Air

8. Cathay Pacific

9. British Airways

10. Alaska Airlines

Qantas is a leading flag carrier from Australia. It received the status of being the safest airline in the world three times in a row. Qantas is known to hold the reputation of being the only airline in the world that the character of Dustin Hoffman in “Rain Man” –a 1988 movie, had flown just because of the reason that it had never crashed. Before 1951, the flight did experience fatal crashes. However, since then, in a matter of over 70 years, there have been no casualties.

As far as major operational safety advancement is concerned, Qantas has served to be the leading airline in a span of last 60 years. In its pure jet era, the airline boasts the absence of a single fatality. However, with respect to an impressive jet era, Qantas is not alone. There are some of the long-established airline services like Finnair and Hawaiian that deliver great records related to the jet era. 

Along with British Airways and Air New Zealand, the remaining list of the safest airlines in the world gets dominated by Etihad Airways, Emirates, and Qatar Airways –collectively referred to as the Middle East Three. There is also the presence of leading Asian airlines in the list –including Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong and Eva Air from Taiwan.

Alaska Airlines remain to be the only entrant in the list from the United States of America in the list of the top 10 safest airlines in the world.


Safest Airlines for COVID-19

The website of separately published a list of the safest airlines in the world when it comes to ensuring top-notch COVID-19 safety. Some of the famous names in the list are:

Alaska Airlines

Air New Zealand



All Nippon Airways

British Airways

Delta Air Lines

Cathay Pacific

Etihad Airways


Japan Airlines

Eva Air

Korean Air



Singapore Airlines


Qatar Airways

Southwest Airlines