World’s safest airline in 2022!New York Airlines ranked fourth among Singapore Airlines in the world

2022-05-17 0 By

World’s safest airline in 2022!AirlineRatings has ranked the top 20 safest airlines in 2022, with Air New Zealand taking the top spot.Qantas, the long-time leader, dropped out of the top five this year, while Cathay Pacific and Eva Airways also fell in the rankings.According to a news release from AirlineRatings, the top five safe airlines this year are:Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, TAP Air Portugal;SAS ranked sixth, Qantas seventh, Alaska Airlines eighth, Taiwan’s Eva Air ninth and Virgin Australia/Atlantic rounded out the top 10.Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific ranked 11th, Followed by Hawaiian Airlines (12th), American Airlines (13th) and Switzerland’s LufthansaSwissair ranked 14th, Finnair 15th, Airfrance KLM 16th and British AirwaysAirways ranked 17th, Delta 18th, United 19th and Emirates 20th.AirlineRatings editor in Chief Michael Thomas points out that Air New Zealand has operated in some extremely severe weather conditions and remote environments, “from windy Wellington to the Southern Alps,” and is among the best in technology innovation and safety, with a fleet average age of just 6.8 years.”The past two years have been extremely difficult for airlines as COVID-19 has drastically cut travel, and airline rating editors are particularly focused on airlines retraining pilots before reopening operations,” he noted.Air New Zealand is at the forefront of comprehensive retraining.Air New Zealand has been at the forefront of many significant operational safety improvements over the past 40 years.”In addition, Air New Zealand has implemented a number of measures to improve safety, including the adoption of a Future Air Navigation System and real-time monitoring of the engine status of its fleet.AirlineRatings looked at 385 airlines around the world to rank them based on factors such as 5-year crash and 2-year major accident records, aviation regulatory and industry body audits, government audits, industry-leading safety practices, fleet age, pilot emergency response capabilities, and COVID-19 safety guidelines.Qantas, which held the top spot from 2014 to 2017 and 2019 to 2021, slipped to seventh place this year due to its slightly older aircraft and a near-collision between two Qantas planes at Perth Airport in 2018, in which one plane almost hit the runway from which the other plane took off.The two planes, which are less than 15 meters apart, will not be announced until late 2020.In addition, a plane flying from Perth to Adelaide in 2021 had to be diverted because of a fuel imbalance, which was considered a serious incident and thus dropped down the list.Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific dropped from ninth place last year to 11th place in the top 10, while Taiwan’s Eva Air slipped from sixth place last year to ninth.AirlineRatings also publishes its ranking of the top 10 safest low-cost airlines in 2022, in no particular order:Allegiant Air, easyJet, Frontier Airlines, Jetstar Airways, JetBlueAirways, Ryanair, VietJet Air, Volaris, WestJet and Wizz Air.The budget airline’s safety ranking takes into account major incidents in the past two years, crashes in the past five years, audit results conducted by aviation authorities, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the EU no-fly list and the age of its fleet.