AirlineRatings.com keeps tabs on 385 carriers from across the globe, measuring factors including the airlines’ crash and serious incident records, and age of their aircraft.
For 2021, the airline safety and product review website awarded Aussie airline Qantas the top spot.
AirlineRatings highlighted Qantas’ commitment to retraining pilots ahead of a return to service after time out during the pandemic. AirlineRatings found that a Qantas 737 pilot must undergo a six day course ahead of returning to the skies, including a day focused on wellbeing.
Qantas hit the headlines in 2020 for flying a sold-out flight to nowhere.
On some previous occasions, AirlineRatings has chosen its winner and then listed the rest of the top airlines alphabetically.
But for 2021, the website has ranked each of the top 20 airlines in numerical order. Qatar Airways takes the number two spot, while Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines and Emirates round out the top five.
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