Air New Zealand has been named the world’s safest airline beating Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, and Singapore Airlines to take the top spot.
Air New Zealand Limited is the flag carrier airline of New Zealand based in Auckland, has been a member of the Star Alliance since 1999.
According to Geoffrey Thomas the editor-in-chief of the AirlineRatings.com- the rating firm Air New Zealand had an outstanding safety record and was at the forefront of safety.
Thomas said the past two years had been extremely difficult for airlines with Covid-19 slashing travel.
The ratings agency also named its top 20 safest airlines. They are: Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, TAP Portugal, SAS, Qantas, Alaska Airlines, EVA Air, Virgin Australia/Atlantic, Cathay Pacific Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, American Airlines, Lufthansa/Swiss Group, Finnair, Air France/KLM Group, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Emirates.
AirlineRatings was launched in June 2013 and rates the safety, in-flight product, and COVID-19 compliance of 385 airlines using its unique seven-star rating system. It has been used by millions of passengers from 195 countries and has become the industry standard for safety, product, and COVID-19 rating.
The editorial team is one of the world’s most experienced with almost 50 international and national awards. They have also authored or co-authored more than 28 industry books.