Russian air carriers are not included in the international rating
New Zealand’s largest carrier Air New Zealand has been named the safest airline in the world, according to a new study by AirlineRatings. Etihad Airways from the UAE and Qatar Airways from Qatar also took the lead in the ranking. This was announced by Jeffrey Thomas, Editor-in-Chief of AirlineRatings on the official website of the portal in YouTube.
“In evaluating the world’s safest airlines, AirlineRatings.com takes into account a wide range of factors, including plane crashes in the past 5 years and major incidents in two years, audits by aviation governing bodies and industry bodies, government audits, security initiatives, fleet age, and COVID-19 security protocols, ”said Thomas.
As the editors of the rating explained, their choice fell on the New Zealand airline, in part, because it has to work in some of the most difficult weather conditions and in remote areas. It is also a leader in technical innovation and has a very young fleet of aircraft, with an average age of 6.8 years.
The top twenty airlines also include Singapore Airlines, TAP Air 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.
In addition, the 10 safest low-cost airlines in the world were identified: Allegiant, Easyjet, Frontier, Jetstar Group, Jetblue, Ryanair, Vietjet, Volaris, Westjet, and Wizz.
Earlier, “Expert,” wrote that the Russian portal Autonews analyzed the results of the most authoritative car reliability ratings based on fault statistics and selected the most reliable models of 2021, popular on the Russian market. In the overall classification of brands, the entire podium was taken by Japanese brands: Lexus, Mazda, and Toyota. The absolute leader was the Lexus GX 460 SUV. It received 100 points out of 100 possible. Also in the leaders are Toyota Highlander, premium crossover Mercedes-Benz GLC, Nissan Qashqai of the second generation, and Renault (Dacia) Sandero of the second generation.