Planning to Fly This Year? Here Are the Safest Airlines in 2022!

Planning to Fly This Year? Here Are the Safest Airlines in 2022!

Your favourites surely made this list.

The pandemic is still here. But already, the different tourism industries around the world have learned to cope with the new normal as borders have reopened to foreign tourists. Should you choose to travel abroad for vacation or business, it’s paramount to pick the best airline for you, especially because the Omicron variant is doing its worst right now. So if you’re curious about the safest airlines in 2022, here’s the list you need to know about!

Safest airlines in 2022

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Top of the list is none other than the flagship carrier of one of the safest countries in the world right now — New Zealand. According to, Air New Zealand landed at number one on the list. The list considers factors such as the airlines’ crash and serious incident records, the age of the aircraft, as well as COVID-19 protocols and operational innovation. See the top 20 safest airlines below:

  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/Virgin Atlantic
  11. Cathay Pacific Airways
  12. Hawaiian Airlines
  13. American Airlines
  14. Lufthansa
  15. Finnair
  16. KLM
  17. British Airways
  18. Delta Air Lines
  19. United Airlines
  20. Emirates

Also read: How a Singaporean Fell in Love With Sabah, Malaysian Borneo — and Why You Will, Too EIC Geoffrey Thomas praised Air New Zealand saying it’s number one, “due to its excellent incident record, number of cockpit innovations, pilot training, and very low fleet age.” He also shared that Air New Zealand is a leader in comprehensive retraining, considering the last two years have demanded massive adjustments in the aviation industry. 

“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 concluded. Meanwhile, the top 10 safest low-cost airlines in 2022 are Allegiant Air, easyJet, Frontier Airlines, Jetstar Group, Jetblue, Ryanair, Vietjet Air, Volaris, Westjet, and Wizz Air.

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Which one of these safest airlines in 2022 are you hopping aboard this year?

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Therese Sta. Maria
Therese Sta. Maria

Therese's close friends know that if they haven’t seen her around recently, then she’s probably having an adventure with her luggage and camera in hand. Though she loves staying at home and spending lazy afternoons with friends, there are times when she has to be "away from home to feel at home," — that’s when she’s bitten by the travel bug. See her travels on Instagram @reesstamaria.


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