These are the 20 safest airlines in the world in 2019

Four U.S. carriers made the top 20, including, perhaps surprisingly, United Airlines.

    2019/01/07

NSFW    PERTH, AUSTRALIA — A new list of 20 airlines recognized as the safest in the world has been released by Airline Ratings.com, a website that tracks 405 airlines.

Qantas was ranked as the safest airline. The Australian airline carries nearly 50 million passengers per year and has had a flawless safety record for 64 years, with no accidents resulting in fatalities or damage that rendered an aircraft beyond repair.

Four U.S. carriers made the list: United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines.

Other airlines on the list included British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM, Cathay Pacific, Taiwan's Eva Air, All Nippon Airways and Singapore Airlines.

In a statement, Geoffrey Thomas, editor-in-chief of AirlineRatings.com said, "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 jet era."

Thomas also gave a special mention to Hawaiian Airlines and Finnair for having "perfect records in the jet era."

World's safest airlines 2019:

Air New Zealand
Alaska Airlines
All Nippon Airways
American Airlines
Austrian Airlines
British Airways
Cathay Pacific Airways
Emirates
EVA Air
Finnair
Hawaiian Airlines
KLM
Lufthansa
Qantas
Qatar
Scandinavian Airline System
Singapore Airlines
Swiss United Airlines
Virgin Atlantic and Australia

World's safest low-cost airlines 2019:

Flybe Frontier
HK Express
Jetblue
Jetstar
Australia/Asia
Thomas Cook
Volaris
Vueling
Westjet
Wizz

World's least safe airlines 2019:

Ariana Afghan Airlines
Blue Wing Airlines
Kam Air
Trigana Air Service
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