Qantas Named The World’s Safest Airline For 2021

World's Safest Airline - Qantas 2021

After a year of historic lows for air travel in the modern era, AirlineRatings has published its annual list revealing the top airlines for 2021. And once again, Australia’s own Qantas has retained its status as the world’s safest airline – for the third consecutive year.

Competing directly against 385 carriers from around the world, the criteria involved careful consideration of fleet age, serious safety incidences, maintenance practices, audits from governing bodies + associations, and of course, crash analysis.

“Qantas has been the lead airline in virtually every major operational safety advancement over the past 60 years and has not had a fatality in the pure jet era,” notes Geoffrey Thomas, AirlineRatings Editor-in-Chief.

“But Qantas is not alone. Long established airlines such as Hawaiian and Finnair have perfect records in the jet era.”

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Although each airline has been assigned a firm numerical ranking, Thomas went on to explain there were extremely few differences between each of the top 20, as well as how each and every entrant were “standouts”.

This marks the 6th time Qantas has been named the world’s safest airline – check out the full list below.

The world’s safest airlines (2021)

  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
  10. British Airways
  11. Virgin Australia/Virgin Atlantic
  12. Hawaiian Airlines
  13. Southwest Airlines
  14. Delta Air Lines
  15. American Airlines
  16. Scandinavian Airlines
  17. Finnair
  18. Lufthansa
  19. KLM
  20. United