Who else can’t wait to walk down the aisle… the aisle of the airplane?
Airline website AirlineRatings.com has revealed the world’s 20 safest airlines for 2021.
The list analyses crash records and safety compliance to highlight airlines that it claims are leading air travel safety.
The 20 safest airlines in the world for 2021:
- Qatar Airways
- Air New Zealand
- Singapore Airlines
- Eva Air
- Etihad Airways
- Alaska Airlines
- Cathay Pacific
- British Airways
- Virgin Australia/Virgin Atlantic
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- American Airlines
- SAS (Scandinavian Airlines)
- United Airlines
also identified the top 10 safest low-cost airlines for 2021. In alphabetical order they are: Air Arabia, Allegiant, easyJet, Frontier, Jetstar Group, Jetblue, Ryanair, Vietjet, Westjet, and Wizz Air.
Earlier this week, Qantas resumed selling seats on international flights from July 1, 2021.
Qantas says its decision to reopen bookings to destinations including Greece, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, the USA and UK from July reflects its own expectations of a vaccine rollout and “that international travel will begin to restart from July 2021.”
In response, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the health and safety of Australians remains the government’s top priority, and international borders would only reopen “when international arrivals do not pose a risk to Australians”.
“Decisions about when international travel resumes will be made by the Australian Government,” he said. “International borders will be opened when international arrivals do not pose a risk to Australians.”
McCormack also said “the Australian Government is working on travel arrangements with countries, such as New Zealand, that have low community infections.”