If you’re a nervous traveller, you’ll be interested to know that Qantas is the safest airline in the world, according to a new list from AirlineRatings.com.
The Australian airline has nabbed the top spot on the annual list since 2014, although technically it was a joint winner in 2018. United Airlines is back on the list after the ranking left it out it last year.
AirlineRatings.com put together its list by sourcing data from 405 airlines, looking at points like government audits, crash and serious incident records, and profitability.
While Qantas has the top spot, Finnair and Hawaiian are not far behind.
Here is the list of the top 20 safest airlines in alphabetical order (which is how AirlineRatings.com presents the list):
- Air New Zealand
- Alaska Airlines
- All Nippon Airways
- American Airlines
- Austrian Airlines
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific Airways
- EVA Air
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Singapore Airlines
- United Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
- Virgin Australia
The Most Punctual Airline In The World
Panama’s Copa Airlines SA has been crowned 2018’s most punctual carrier in a global survey.
Latvia’s Air Baltic ranked second among airlines arriving or departing within 15 minutes of scheduled times, according to a report by data firm OAG Aviation Worldwide Ltd.
Hong Kong Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Bangkok Airways rounded out the top five. IndiGo & Air Asia India have come in the Top 20 as well.
About 4.3 billion passengers traveled by air last year, 6.1 percent more than in 2017, according to a preliminary report by the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization. Airlines filled a record 81.9 percent of their seats in 2018.
Here’s The List Of The Most Punctual Airlines in the world in 2019
- 1. Copa Airlines (89.79%)*.
- 2. AirBaltic (89.17%).
- 3. Hong Kong Airlines (88.11%).
- 4. Hawaiian Airlines (87.52%).
- 5. Bangkok Airways (87.16%).
- 6. Qantas Airways (85.65%).
- 7. LATAM Airlines Group (85.60%).
- 8. Azul (85.21%).
- 9. Qatar Airways (85.17%).
- 10. KLM (84.52%).