Travel website AirlineRatings.com announced its Top 20 safest airlines for 2019, naming Australia’s Qantas as the safest carrier of the year.

While the Australian carrier took the top spot, AirlineRatings took a different take on the list this year by not ranking the top 20 or the top 10 low cost carriers. Making the list from Asia this year are Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA), Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific, Taiwan’s EVA Air, and Singapore Airlines.

For the top airline, the website singled out Qantas as the safest carrier which the editors pointed out its safety record of its 98-year history.

AirlineRatings analyzed data of 405 global airlines and making the list based on 12 separate criteria, including audits from governments, aviation's governing bodies and lead associations.

On a separate list for the top 10 safest low cost carriers, Hong Kong-based HK Express and Jetstar (Australia/Asia) made the list.

The Top 20 Safest Airlines - 2019

Air New Zealand

Alaska Airline

All Nippon Airways (ANA)

American Airlines

Austrian Airlines

British Airways

Cathay Pacific Airways

Emirates

EVA Air

Finnair

Hawaiian Airlines

KLM

Lufthansa

Qantas

Qatar

Scandinavian Airline System (SAS)

Singapore Airlines

Swiss

United Airlines

Virgin Group (Atlantic and Australia)


Top 10 Safest Low Cost Carriers -2019

Flybe

Frontier

HK Express

Jetblue

Jetstar Australia / Asia

Thomas Cook

Volaris

Vueling

Westjet

Wizz


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