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Business & Finance names Qantas the world’s safest airline for 2023

PERTH (, the world’s only safety, product and COVID-19 rating website, has named Qantas as its safest airline for 2023. has also announced its Top Twenty Safest Airlines and Top Ten Safest Low-Cost Airlines from the 385 airlines it monitors.

The Australian airline, which has just celebrated its 100th operational year, has regained the top spot in’s Top Twenty Safest Airlines 2023 just edging out last year’s winner Air New Zealand by the finest of margins.

According to Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas: “Our Top Twenty safest airlines are all standouts in the industry and are at the forefront of safety, innovation, and launching of new aircraft.”

“In fact, the safety margins between these top twenty airlines are very small, they are all outstanding airlines,” Mr. Thomas said.

In making its evaluation, takes into account a comprehensive range of factors that include serious incidents, recent fatal accidents, audits from aviation’s governing and industry bodies, profitability, industry-leading safety initiatives, expert pilot training assessment and fleet age.

In selecting Qantas as the world’s safest airline for 2023, editors noted that over its 100-year operational history the world’s oldest continuously operating airline has amassed an amazing record of firsts in operations and safety and is now accepted as the industry’s most experienced airline.*


The Top Twenty Safest Airlines in ranking are Qantas, Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, Emirates, Alaska Airlines, EVA Air, Virgin Australia/Atlantic, Cathay Pacific Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, SAS, United Airlines, Lufthansa/Swiss Group, Finnair, British Airways, KLM, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.


Responding to the public interest, the editors also identified their Top 20 safest low-cost airlines. These are in alphabetical order: Air Arabia, AirAsia Group** Allegiant, Air Baltic, easyjet, FlyDubai, Frontier, Jetstar Group, Jetblue, Indigo, Ryanair, Scoot, Southwest, Spicejet, Spirit, Vueling, Vietjet, Volaris, Westjet, and Wizz.

* British Advertising Standards Association ruling 2008
**AirAsia, AirAsia X, AirAsia Thailand, AirAsia Philippines and AirAsia India.

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