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January 09, 2019
World's Safest Airlines Named for 2019
Qantas has been nominated the world's safest airline for 2019 by AirlineRatings.com, the world's only safety, and product rating website.
AirlineRatings.com also announced its Top Twenty safest airlines and ten safest low-cost airlines for 2019 from the 405 it monitors.
In making its evaluation, AirlineRatings.com takes into account a comprehensive range of factors that include: 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.
In selecting Qantas as the world's safest airline for 2019, AirlineRatings.com editors noted that over its 98-year history the world's oldest continuously operating airline has amassed an amazing record of firsts in operations and safety and is now accepted as the industry's most experienced airline.
THE TOP 20 SAFEST AIRLINES FOR 2019
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, and United Airlines, and the Virgin group of airlines (Atlantic and Australia), .
According to AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas, these airlines are standouts in the industry and are at the forefront of safety, innovation, and launching of new aircraft.
TOP 10 SAFEST LOW-COST AIRLINES FOR 2019
Responding to the public interest, the AirlineRatings.com editors also identified their Top 10 safest low-cost airlines. These are in alphabetical order: Flybe, Frontier, HK Express, Jetblue, Jetstar Australia / Asia, Thomas Cook, Volaris, Vueling, Westjet and Wizz.
Unlike a number of low-cost carriers, these airlines have all passed the stringent International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and have excellent safety records. To arrive at its Top Twenty, AirlineRatings.com takes into account the most important factors for safety. These include audits from aviation's governing bodies and lead associations; government audits; airline's crash and serious incident record; and the fleet age.
Mr. Thomas said the site only looked at serious incidents in making its determinations.
"All airlines have incidents every day and many are aircraft manufacture issues, not airline operational problems," he said. "It is the way the flight crew handles incidents that determines a good airline from an unsafe one. So just lumping all incidents together is very misleading."
"And some countries incident reporting systems are weak further complicating matters."
AirlineRatings.com also announced its lowest ranked (one and two stars) airlines which are: Ariana Afghan Airlines, Bluewing Airlines, Kam Air, and Trigana Air Service.
Copyright 2019 AirlineRatings.com. All rights reserved. From https://www.airlineratings.com. By Christine Forbes Smith.
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