Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017
Ratings website AirlineRatings.com announced the carrier atop its Top 20 list on Friday. While those in the Top 20, which are only listed alphabetically, are always leaders in safety, the website’s editor Geoffrey Thomas said Qantas remains the leader in safety enhancement sand operational excellence.
“Over its 96-year history Qantas has amassed an amazing record of firsts in safety and operations and is accepted as the world’s most experienced airline,” Thomas said in a statement.
“Qantas has been the lead airline in virtually every major operational safety advancement over the past 60 years.”
Qantas remained ahead of Cathy Pacific, Middle-eastern giant Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines and local rival Virgin Australia.
Rounding out the top 20 safest airlines in alphabetical order are: Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airline System, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia.
Top 10 safest low-cost carriers in alphabetical order: Aer Lingus, Flybe, HK Express, Jetblue, Jetstar Australia (Qantas), Jetstar Asia (Qantas), Thomas Cook, Virgin America, Vueling and Westjet.
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