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Top 20 Safest Airlines Revealed

We regularly fly, but how often do you stop to wonder about the safety rating of your chosen airline?

Don’t worry, flying is safe, but if you're just a little bit curious about airline safety, AirlineRatings.com, which monitors 407 airlines, has just announced the world’s top 20 safest airlines and the top ten safest low-cost airlines.

Topping the list of safest airlines for the third consecutive year is Qantas.

The top 20 airlines, in alphabetical order, are as follows:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Alaska Airlines
  • All Nippon Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • EVA Air
  • Finnair
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • KLM
  • Lufthansa
  • Qantas
  • Scandinavian Airline System
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Swiss
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Virgin Australia.

The top ten low-cost airlines, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Aer Lingus
  • Flybe
  • HK Express
  • Jetblue
  • Jetstar Australia
  • Thomas Cook
  • TUI Fly
  • Virgin America
  • Volaris
  • Westjet.