Here Are The World’s 20 Safest Airlines For 2022, New Zealand Air Takes Top Spot
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Here Are The World’s 20 Safest Airlines For 2022, New Zealand Air Takes Top Spot

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Amara Amaryah
Amara Amaryah Jan 11, 2022

The rankings are in from AirlineRatings.com to reveal the world’s safest airlines to fly with in 2022. 

AirlineRatings.com, an organization that tracks airlines for safety, product and COVID-19 policies, revealed the list earlier this month. After monitoring 385 airlines around the world, the company put their list together, hailing Air New Zealand as the number one airline for 2022.

Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas praised Air New Zealand as the stand-out airline for its “firm focus on safety and its customers, and over the past 18 months, COVID-19 has brought another new dimension to the challenges the industry faces”.

“Air New Zealand has excelled across the broad safety spectrum, never losing sight of the smallest detail while caring for its flight crews who have worked under significant stress” Thomas added.

Air New Zealand’s Chief Executive Greg Foran has this to say: “Throughout the pandemic, the whole Air New Zealand team has been focused on protecting the health and safety of our people, customers, and the wider New Zealand community. We were the first airline in the world to ask our customers flying on our domestic services to either be vaccinated or tested before boarding and come 1 February, will require all customers on our international services to be fully vaccinated too.”

Here are AirlineRatings.com’s rankings for the top 20 safest airlines for 2022:

  1. Air New Zealand
  2. Etihad Airways
  3. Qatar Airways
  4. Singapore Airlines
  5. TAP Air Portugal
  6. SAS
  7. Qantas
  8. Alaska Airlines
  9. EVA Air
  10. Virgin Australia/Atlantic
  11. Cathay Pacific
  12. Hawaiian Airlines
  13. American Airlines
  14. Lufthansa/Swiss Group
  15. Finnair
  16. Air France-KLM Group
  17. British Airways
  18. Delta Air Lines
  19. United Airlines
  20. Emirates

Qantas had been at the top of the list in the 2021 rankings and in previous years occupied first place 6 out of the 7 previous years. However, this year, the Australian airline fell to seventh place. Being impressed by all the 20 airlines on the list, Thomas also mentioned that there was negligible difference between them in quality.

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