Air New Zealand Tops AirlineRatings’ Safest Airlines for 2024

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9

Airline safety and product rating agency AirlineRatings has announced its Top 25 Safest Airlines and Top 20 Safest Low-Cost Carriers (LCC) for the year 2024, with Air New Zealand taking the top spot.

The rankings, released annually, assess airlines based on safety, equipment, and financial status, among other factors. There were 385 airlines included in the study this time.

The top 25 airlines are, in order, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates, All Nippon Airways (ANA), Finnair, Cathay Pacific, Alaska Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Korean Air, Singapore Airlines, EVA Air, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, TAP Portugal, Lufthansa Swiss Group, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Japan Airlines (JAL), Hawaiian Airlines, American Airlines, Air France, Air Canada Group, and United Airlines.

The top spot for the safest LCC was Jetstar Airways, followed by EasyJet, Ryanair, Wizz Air, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Frontier Airlines, Vueling Airlines, Vietjet Air, Southwest Airlines, Volaris, flydubai, AirAsia Group, Cebu Pacific, Sun Country Airlines, Spirit Airlines, WestJet, JetBlue Airways, Air Arabia, Indigo, and Eurowings.

■ Top 25 Safest Airlines for 2024 (with the previous year’s ranking in parentheses)
1st: Air New Zealand (2)
2nd: Qantas (1)
3rd: Virgin Australia (10)
4th: Etihad Airways (3)
5th: Qatar Airways (4)
6th: Emirates (7)
7th: All Nippon Airways (ANA) (-)
8th: Finnair (16)
9th: Cathay Pacific (11)
10th: Alaska Airlines (8)
11th: Scandinavian Airlines (13)
12th: Korean Air (-)
13th: Singapore Airlines (5)
14th: EVA Air (9)
15th: British Airways (17)
16th: Turkish Airlines (-)
17th: TAP Portugal (6)
18th: Lufthansa German Airlines/Swiss International Air Lines (15)
19th: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (18)
20th: Japan Airlines (JAL) (-)
21st: Hawaiian Airlines (12)
22nd: American Airlines (19)
23rd: Air France (18)
24th: Air Canada (-)
25th: United Airlines (14)

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