(CNN) – It’s not something most avid travelers think about, but knowing you’re in reliable hands when flying from one side of the world to the other is always a plus. For 2019, the airline at the top of the list, once again, is Australian carrier Qantas.
World’s safest airline: AirlineRatings.com has highlighted the 20 airlines it considers the safest in the world. It says Aussie carrier Qantas is once again the world’s safest.
Accidents involving air transport are still incredibly rare, although the past 12 months saw a year-on-year rise in fatalities. Last year AirlineRatings was unable to single out one airline over its rivals.
Qantas held the accolade of AirlineRatings’ world safest airline from 2014 to 2017, but took joint honors in 2018 when the website chose not to rank its top 20.
For 2019, Qantas is singled out as the best, while the remaining 19 safest airlines haven’t been ordered and are instead listed alphabetically.
The result is a list that includes what the website calls a “who’s who of airlines,” praised for being reliable and secure.
The top 20 are: Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, EVA Air, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Scandinavian Airline System, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, and United Airlines and Virgin group of airlines (Atlantic and Australia).