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World’s Top 20 Safest Airlines List Does Not Include Any Indian Carriers


After the recent crash of a Boeing 737 operated by Ukrainian International Airlines, concerns over safety in air-travel has surfaced once again.

World’s Top 20 Safest Airlines List Does Not Include Any Indian Carriers

In early 2019, aviation regulators across the world banned Boeing 737 MAX planes after two fatal crashes killed 346 people.

According to Germany's Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Center (JACDEC) 293 people died in airline accidents last year when compared to 559 fatalities recorded in 2018. The data shows that while 2019 may have seen a significant number of deaths, it was one of the safest years on record for commercial aviation, beaten only by 2013 and 2017.

According to findings from, evaluated by on the factors like fleet age, safety initiatives, crash records and incident records belonging to more than 400 airlines around the world, here are the top 20 safest airlines:

  1. Qantas
  2. Air New Zealand
  3. EVA Air
  4. Etihad
  5. Qatar Airways
  6. Singapore Airlines
  7. Emirates
  8. Alaska Airlines
  9. Cathay Pacific Airways
  10. Virgin Australia
  11. Hawaiian Airlines
  12. Virgin Atlantic Airlines
  13. TAP Portugal
  14. SAS
  15. Royal Jordanian
  16. Swiss
  17. Finnair
  18. Lufthansa
  19. Aer Lingus
  20. KLM

Australian carrier Qantas topped the list for having a reputation of handling safety with the help of technological advancements. It has an exclusive Future Air Navigation System that ensures smooth and accurate movements to cut down human error.

Read more about: airlines aviation
Story first published: Saturday, January 11, 2020, 15:34 [IST]
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