Top 10 Safest Airlines For 2020: Qantas Is The Safest Airline For 2020

Qantas has been named the Safest Airline For 2020, according to Australia based Airline and Safety Rating agency AirlineRatings.

Qantas regains its top spot as Worlds Safest Airline has announced Qantas as the Safest Airline For 2020 after reviewing all the 405 airline it monitors. 

Various factors including audits by the government and industry bodies, crash and serious incident record, profitability, industry-based safety ratings along with fleet age were highly prioritized before announcing the list of Safest Airline For 2020.

Minor incidents were not prioritized as all airlines have incidents every operating day.

Qantas tops the list after a break

Qantas also topped this list from 2014-2017 after the establishment of AirlineRatings in 2013.

“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.” said the site.

Qantas was highly praised for over 99-year history with an amazing record of firsts in operations and safety. And again it is accepted as the industry’s most experienced airline. 

As per the site, “The Australian airline has been a leader in the development of Future Air Navigation System; the flight data recorder to monitor plane and later crew performance; automatic landings using Global Navigation Satellite System as well as precious approaches around mountains in the cloud using RNP.”


Air New Zealand was narrowly placed as runner-up by the Australian flag carrier in the list. Taiwanese Eva Air was placed in third spot behind Air New Zealand. Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways ranked fourth in the list along with Qatar Airways in the later spot.

Etihad Airways is a new-comer to this list ranking fourth

Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Alaska Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways and Virgin Australia were placed in sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth in the list completing the Top 10 list.

Top 20 Safest Airlines For 2020:

  1. Qantas
  2. Air New Zealand
  3. Eva Air
  4. Etihad Airways
  5. Qatar Airways
  6. Singapore Airlines
  7. Emirates
  8. Alaska Airlines
  9. Cathay Pacific Airways
  10. Virgin Australia
  11. Hawaiian Airlines
  12. Virgin Atlantic Airways

  13. Tap Portugal
  14. SAS
  15. Royal Jordanian
  16. Swiss
  17. Finnar
  18. Lufthansa
  19. Aer Lingus
  20. KLM

What does the Editor-in-Chief has to say 

“These airlines are the standouts in the industry and are at the forefront of safety, innovation, and launching of new aircraft.” said Geoffrey Thomas, Editor-in-Chief,

Thomas also praised Qantas for its extraordinary success in Perth to London service and its London-Sydney and Sydney-New York test flights for Project Sunrise carried on Boeing 787 aircraft. However, Qantas recently selected Airbus A350-1000 for its Project Sunrise flights.

Currently, Singapore Airlines also operates the A350 on Worlds Longest Flight

Read more about Qantas selection on: Qantas Selects Airbus A350 for Project Sunrise Behind Slot Constraint

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