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Here Are The World’s Safest Airlines In 2020

By Parker Diakite

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The recent news involving the Ukraine International Airlines and the two Boeing 737 Max aircraft crashes in 2018 after may have you wondering what airlines are safe.

Despite these tragic incidents, air travel on commercial airlines is still regarded as one of the safest forms of travel. 

In 2019, only 14 aircrafts suffered fatal crashes out of over 39 million flights, as reported by Forbes.

In a recent study done by AirlineRatings, the company has unveiled its list of the 20 safest airlines for 2020. The rankings take into account factors including audits from aviation bodies and governments, crash and serious incident records, fleet age, financial position, pilot training, and culture, as reported on CNN.

At the top of the list is Australian-based airline company Qantas.

“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,” Geoffrey Thomas, editor-in-chief of AirlineRatings said.  

In second place is Air New Zealand and Taiwan’s EVA Air ranked third. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways – a new entry this year– came in as fourth.

Below is a complete list of the top 20 safest airlines, according to AirlineRatings.

World’s Safest Airlines

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

10: Virgin Australia

11: Hawaiian Airlines

12: Virgin Atlantic

13: TAP Air Portugal

14: SAS

15: Royal Jordanian

16: Swiss

17: Finnair

18: Lufthansa

19: Aer Lingus

20: KLM

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