With the COVID-19 pandemic causing the travel industry to come to screeching halt, the airline sector has taken a huge hit too. But, some airline carriers have had the gumption to keep improving, and the steps towards superior safety can’t come at a better time than now. When countries around the world are ramping up mass vaccinations and progressing towards reviving an ailing tourism industry.
A safety and product rating website for airlines, AirlineRatings.com have ranked the top 20 safest airlines for 2021. Evaluation on the safety aspects was derived from an airline’s number of crashes, major incidents, audits, and fleet age. Their focal point when making their assessments was how a flight crew managed these incidents. The site also noted that incidents happen daily with all airlines and are mostly, “aircraft or engine manufacture issues and not airline operational problems.”
These are the world’s safest airlines in order:
- Qatar Airways
- Air New Zealand
- Singapore Airlines
- EVA Air
- Etihad Airways
- Alaska Airlines
- Cathay Pacific Airways
- British Airways
- Virgin Australia / Virgin Atlantic
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- American Airlines
- United Airlines
On the topic of evolution, the Malaysia Aviation Group recently launched Journify – a new travel and lifestyle digital platform. The platform offers travel solutions with information about travel destinations that cater to a user’s preferences, needs, and such.
In addition, walking all over a large departure hall to shop is a thing of the past with Journify. Journify2u provides a service that eases product purchase for customers departing from KLIA. Customers may now make purchases within the application and have them delivered at the boarding lounge.
Speaking of lounge, with Emirates ranked top five in the list above, the airline is also reopening its luxurious first-class lounge at Dubai International Concourse B. Furthermore, Singapore intensifies our travel itch as it’s opening the soon-to-be largest hotel in Asia Pacific, Hilton Singapore Orchard, early next year.
Looks like the industry is moving forward. And fast! With our country also beginning to make headway, perhaps Malaysians should consider getting started on planning that much-needed vacation.