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The 20 Safest Airlines in the World 2021

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The 20 Safest Airlines in the World 2021 : A new ranking of the world’s safest airlines unveiled which airlines should be sought after as the world returns to the skies post-pandemic, and which should be avoided. Aviation product and safety rating website AirlineRatings just released its yearly list of the top 20 safest airlines for 2021, according to its experts, the world’s only airline safety, and product rating website, has announced its Top Twenty Safest Airlines 2021 from the 385 different airlines it monitors.


The Top 20 are the who’s who of airlines and, in order, are:

  1. Qantas, Australia
  2. Qatar Airways, Qatar
  3. Air New Zealand, New Zealand
  4. Singapore Airlines, Singapore
  5. Emirates, United Arab Emirates
  6. EVA Air, Taiwan
  7. Etihad Airways, United Arab Emirates
  8. Alaska Airlines, United States of America
  9. Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong
  10. British Airways, United Kingdom
  11. Virgin Australia/Virgin Atlantic, Australia
  12. Hawaiian Airlines, United States of America
  13. Southwest Airlines, United States of America
  14. Delta Air Lines, United States of America
  15. American Airlines, United States of America
  16. Scandinavian Airlines System
  17. Finnair, Finland
  18. Lufthansa, German
  19. KLM, Netherlands
  20. United Airlines, United States of America

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According to Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas, these airlines are standouts in the industry and are at the forefront of safety, innovation, and launching of new aircraft.


“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,” he added.“

“But Qantas is not alone. Long established airlines such as Hawaiian and Finnair have perfect records in the jet era.”


He is an aviation journalist and the founder of Jetline Marvel. Dawal gained a comprehensive understanding of the commercial aviation industry.  He has worked in a range of roles for more than 9 years in the aviation and aerospace industry. He has written more than 1700 articles in the aerospace industry. When he was 19 years old, he received a national award for his general innovations and holds the patent. He completed two postgraduate degrees simultaneously, one in Aerospace and the other in Management. Additionally, he authored nearly six textbooks on aviation and aerospace tailored for students in various educational institutions. jetlinem4(at)