The list of the safest airlines in the world to fly is again led, in 2020, by Australian Quantas. The big news this year is that TAP Air Portugal is now on the TOP 20, ranking 13th in the Airline Ratings ranking. This is the first time that the national carrier has appeared on this list, published every year since 2014 - first with the ten safest companies and, since 2016, expanded to 20. Besides TAP, Qatar Airways and Aer Lingus were among the world's safest airlines.
The ranking is based on the analysis of a universe composed of 405 air carriers, taking into account safety and supply issues onboard the aircraft and based on audits, incident records, profits, cutting-edge initiatives in the area of safety and fleet age.
Airline Ratings considers these to be the 20 airlines that stand out in the industry this year, being "at the forefront in safety issues, innovation, and new aircraft launches".
The TOP 5 of the world's safest airlines, again led by Australian Qantas, also includes Air New Zealand, Taiwanese EVA Air, Ethihad Airways (UAE flag carrier) and Qatar Airways (which had won the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards). The list is completed with Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Alaska Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Australia, Hawaiian Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, SAS, Royal Jordanian, Swiss, Finnair, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, and KLM.
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