#AVGEEK | World’s Safest Airlines 2019

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SAFETY FIRST! This is the most commonly used slogan across the aviation industry. Regardless the type of activity in aviation, nothing is more important than safe travel from the point A to the point B.

Which one is the safest?

According to AirlineRatings.com, the safest airline for 2019 is Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia. The world’s longest continually operating airline over its 98-years history maintained the title of the safest airline with an outstanding record of no accident fatalities and no “hull loss” accidents.

Overall, the rating website evaluated 405 airlines. During the assessment process the most important factors were taken into account: 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.

Without pointing out the exact place of each airline, AirlineRatings.com released the list of TOP 20 safest airlines to choose for travelling in 2019 in an alphabetical order:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Alaska Airlines
  • All Nippon Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Austrian Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Emirates
  • EVA Air
  • Finnair
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • KLM
  • Lufthansa
  • Qantas
  • Qatar
  • Scandinavian Airline System
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Swiss
  • United Airlines
  • the Virgin group of airlines (Atlantic and Australia)

What about low-cost carriers?

This year AirlineRatings.com has announced the list of TOP 10 safest low-cost carriers. The airlines are also listed in an alphabetical order:

  • Flybe
  • Frontier
  • HK Express
  • Jetblue
  • Jetstar Australia / Asia
  • Thomas Cook
  • Volaris
  • Vueling
  • Westjet
  • Wizz