The value and demand for safe airlines have grown more than ever before. There has been a massive drop in aviation travel around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decline is likely to persist in 2022, with the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus continuing to inflict havoc globally.
As a result, COVID-19 protocols have become an essential indicator of an airline’s safety. Other safety indicators of airlines include aircraft age, crashes, and serious events. Considering all these factors, airlineratings.com, a rating portal, has published a list of the world’s safest airlines for 2022.
World’s Safest Airlines Full List
According to airlineratings.com, below are the top 20 list of the world’s safest airlines.
Air New Zealand tops first in the list, followed by Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways in second and third positions. Singapore Airlines comes fourth, followed by TAP Air Portugal. SAS, Qantas, Alaska Airlines and EVA Air occupies the following places. Virgin Australia/Atlantic stands at 10th rank, followed by Cathay Pacific Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, American Airlines, Lufthansa/Swiss Group and Finnair. Air France/KLM Group, British Airways, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Emirates occupies the last five positions.
Air New Zealand, which is named the safest airline in the world, monitors 385 airlines from around the globe.
According to Geoffrey Thomas, editor-in-chief of airlineratings.com, Air New Zealand is a standout airline with a clear focus on safety and its passengers, and COVID-19 has added a new dimension to the industry issues faced during the past 18 months.
Due to an incident at Perth airport in 2018, Qantas, which held the title of world’s safest airline from 2014 to 2017 and from 2019 to 2021, has slid to seventh place. “The study into that complex and serious occurrence was not released until late 2020, making it too late to be included in our 2021 safety rankings,” according to the rating portal.
Top 10 Safest Low-cost Airlines in the World
AirLineRatings.com also determined the top ten safest low-cost airlines in the world. Allegiant, Easyjet, Frontier, Jetstar Group, Jetblue, Ryanair, Vietjet, Volaris, Westjet, and Wizz are the airlines in alphabetical order.
When it came to safety incidents, the editors, according to Thomas, merely looked at a few to make their decision.
“Every day, all airlines have incidents, which are caused by aircraft manufacturers, not airline operating issues,” he stated. “What distinguishes a good airline from an unsafe one is how the flight crew handles accidents.”