Out Of 385 Airlines, These Are World’s Top Twenty Safest Airlines 2023 

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Out Of 385 Airlines, These Are World’s Top Twenty Safest Airlines 2023 

2022 has been the year of travel, and what a year it has been! People flocked to their favourite destinations, and some explored new ones after two years of hiatus, thanks to the pandemic. AirlineRatings.com comes up with a list of the world’s safest airlines every year, and this time too it has released the rankings. Here is the list of the world’s top twenty safest airlines for 2023; take a look yourself to know which airline topped the list for the year.

World’s Top Twenty Safest Airlines 2023 

Here is the list and with no surprises Qantas has topped them all. The next two airlines to follow the top airline are Air New Zealand and Etihad Airways. 

  1. Qantas
  2. Air New Zealand
  3. Etihad Airways
  4. Qatar Airways
  5. Singapore Airlines
  6. TAP Air Portugal
  7. Emirates
  8. Alaska Airlines
  9. EVA Air
  10. Virgin Australia/Atlantic
  11. Cathay Pacific Airways
  12. Hawaiian Airlines
  13. SAS
  14. United Airlines
  15. Lufthansa/Swiss Group
  16. Finnair
  17. British Airways
  18. KLM
  19. American Airlines
  20. Delta Air Lines

Qantas Is The Safest Airline For 2023

This year, Qantas has been crowned the safest airline for 2023. The airline put last year’s winning airline, Air New Zealand, in second position. This is not the first time that this century-old Australian airline has bagged this place. Qantas was named the safest airline in the world in 2014 and 2017. The airline made the list in 2018, but did not take the top spot. Then came its hattrick win, where the airline was named the safest for three consecutive years: 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Qantas has been accepted as the industry’s most experienced airline. The factors considered for the rankings are serious incidents over the past 2 years, final audits by the governing bodies of aviation, fleet age, COVID protocols, crashes over the last 5 years, and expert analysis of pilot training. Editor-in-chief for AirlineRatings.com, Geoffrey Thomas, said that these top 20 airlines are consistently at the forefront of safety innovation, operational excellence, and the introduction of newer, more advanced aircraft.

AirlineRatings.com uses a unique seven-star rating system when rating the airlines. You can easily look at about 385 airlines and compare them on various bases before deciding on one.


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