The twenty safest airlines by 2023

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The specialized portal AirlineRatings.com published its ranking of the twenty safest airlines in the world for 2023.

The list is headed by Australia’s Qantas, followed by Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines.

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“During its 100-year operating history, Qantas, the world’s oldest continuously operating airline, amassed an astonishing safety record and is now accepted as the most experienced in the industry,” AirlineRatings said.

“Our 20 safest airlines of 2023 are always at the forefront of safety innovation, operational excellence and the launch of new aircraft such as the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787,” added the specialized portal.

In order to select the safest airlines, the analysis included accidents over 5 years, serious incidents over two years, audits by aviation governing bodies, age of the fleet, expert analysis of pilot training and COVID protocols, among others.

AirlineRatings was launched in June 2013 and rates the safety, in-flight product and COVID-19 protocol compliance of 385 airlines using its unique seven-star rating system.

Complete list of the 20 safest airlines in the world in 2023:

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