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Top 5 Safest International Airlines That You Must Try On Your Next Vacation

By Oneindia

June and July are rather exciting months in our country. With schools closed for summer vacations, most families plan their holidays during these months.

It could be a domestic trip or a foreign tour, but these are the times when you can make beautiful memories with your friends and family! And this year, if you're planning an international trip, this article may be of interest to you.

How we travel to a destination plays a major role in making our trip a success, and this is what we are going to help you with! While most of us choose our favorite international airlines basis their facilities and price, there is one aspect that deserves attention but is rather ignored- Safety!

After much research, we found a survey by AirlinesRatings, an independent, product rating and plane safety website, which compiled a list of 20 safest international flights.

These flights have been ranked basis their crash records, fleet being grounded for safety concerns, whether they are on EU's airline blacklist and whether or not they have been certified by International Air Transport Association (IATA) among other factors.

Read on to find the top 5 of the list that not only promise a great experience to the flyer but are also deemed the safest airlines to fly with:

1. Cathay Pacific Airways

With the vision of being the World's best airlines, Cathay Pacific focuses on flyers' safety and comfort. Flying over 190 destinations, the airways have been consistent in their service and received a seven star on AirlineRatings for their product and safety.

Cathay Pacific Airways

Other than being safe, this airline is known for their exceptional in-flight hospitality and entertainment options on the flight. What more, this airline has often been awarded the best airline from various international travel organizations.

So if you're looking to fly anxiety-free, you know which airline to book!

2. Emirates

Emirates is one airline, which has grown exponentially over the past two decades. Not only have they improved their reach and services, but they have also made sure the safety of the aircraft comes first.


A few glitches in the past have been handled well and Emirates continues to make sure that the flights are safe and accidents-free.

With a wide-bodied fleet of aircrafts and exceptionally diverse in-flight entertainment, you have more than one reason to book Emirates on your next international trip.

3. Etihad Airways

Another top scorer, Etihad Airways has 7/7 star ratings for their product and flight safety and the choicest airline for frequent flyers.

Etihad Airways

But if you're looking for more reasons to fly, here's something you should know- they have a rather welcoming staff and the nannies on board will be extremely helpful taking care of your kids, especially for some long haul flights. Moving towards a more positive record, Etihad is fast emerging as one of the best airlines in the international flying scene.

4. Lufthansa

If there is any airline, that receives constant appreciation from flyers and critics, it has to be Lufthansa. With a seven star rating by AirlinesRating from safety and six stars from its in-flight products, Lufthansa is one the top five safest airlines, which a person must experience.


Also, if you love food, you're in luck, because Lufthansa is known to have some of the tastiest on flight meal options for its flyers. Comfortable seats, good entertainment options, and hospitable staff- this airline is a great choice for first-time travelers, who soon become frequent travelers.

5. Singapore Airlines

Last, but not the least, Singapore Airlines goes lengths and miles, ensuring the safety and luxury of its travelers. Arguably the most comfortable airlines in the world, the fleet of aircrafts is as dedicated towards safety, as it is towards providing comfort.

Singapore Airlines

Extensive reach, efficient route and use of wide-body aircrafts, Singapore Airlines should be your choice of airlines the next time you plan an international trip.

This article does not signify that other airlines are any lesser safe, but these 5 are a part of the list of safest. So the next time you plan a vacation, you know which airline to book.

Has your favorite airline made it to this list? Share with us!

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