BookitList - The safest airlines in the world for 2024

The safest airlines in the world for 2024 is back with its highly anticipated annual ranking of the safest airlines worldwide, giving us an inside look at the crème de la crème in aviation safety.

Air New Zealand has once again claimed the coveted title of the world's safest airline for 2024, overthrowing Qantas with the Australian carrier trailing slightly due to its fleet age.

Australian carrier Qantas, last year's champion, took second place in the rankings, followed closely by Virgin Australia, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways rounding out the esteemed top five.

Photo by Air New Zealand

According to Geoffrey Thomas, Editor-in-Chief of, the top 25 safest airlines in 2024 are at the forefront of safety innovation, operational excellence, and the adoption of cutting-edge aircraft such as the Airbus A350, Boeing 787, and Boeing 777-9.

The meticulous process of determining the safest airlines involved assessing various factors, including crash records over the last five years, serious incidents within the past two years, aviation industry and government audits, fleet age, and crew training standards.

Without further ado, here is the full list of the 25 safest airlines in the world for 2024, as meticulously curated by

  1. Air New Zealand
  2. Qantas
  3. Virgin Australia
  4. Etihad Airways
  5. Qatar Airways
  6. Emirates
  7. All Nippon Airways
  8. Finnair
  9. Cathay Pacific Airways
  10. Alaska Airlines
  11. SAS
  12. Korean Air
  13. Singapore Airlines
  14. EVA Air
  15. British Airways
  16. Turkish Airlines
  17. TAP Air Portugal
  18. Lufthansa/Swiss Group
  19. KLM
  20. Japan Airlines
  21. Hawaiian Airlines
  22. American Airlines
  23. Air France

So, if safety is your top priority, consider this list your go-to guide for planning a worry-free journey in 2024!