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Revealed: 20 of the world’s safest airlines for COVID-19 compliance

These airlines have gone above and beyond in the protection of passengers or in adding flexibility to travel, suggests Airlineratings.com

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 6, 2021 9:37:29 am
COVID-19 compliance, COVID-19 airline safety, COVID-19 travelling safety, world's safest airlines, pandemic travelling, indian express newsAirlineratings.com has announced its annual top 20 safest airlines, for the year 2021. (Representational image/Source: Pixabay)

Now that travelling has started to happen again, many airlines are being cautious and taking measures to ensure passenger safety. From deep-cleaning to providing PPE kits and face shields, most airlines around the world are making sure passengers are able to move between one destination and another in the safest manner possible.

And now, Airlineratings.com has announced its annual top 20 safest airlines, for the year 2021. It should be noted that while most aircrafts remained grounded for the large part of 2020, flying started to happen again in the second half of the year. Keeping with his, Airlineratings.com, which is the world’s only safety, product, and COVID-19 rating agency, revealed its top 20 airlines for COVID-19 compliance.

These are: Air Baltic, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, AirAsia, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Eva Air, Japan Airlines, Jetblue, KLM, Korean Airlines, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Qatar Airways and Westjet.

According to Airlineratings.com editor-in-chief Geoffrey Thomas, these airlines have “gone above and beyond in the protection of passengers or in adding flexibility to travel”. “Äll these airlines have been trendsetters in making travel as safe as possible,” Thomas said.

“For instance, Qatar Airways has provided face shields as well as masks, and Emirates introduced COVID-19 health insurance and an individual health kit. Our website surveyed 430 airlines for COVID-19 compliance, and we have found that many airlines have changed their policies to achieve the highest ranking on our website. Now 119 airlines achieved the highest COVID-19 rating of seven stars but it is disappointing to see that 117 get a zero for compliance, or have no information for the public on their COVID policies on their website,” he was quoted as saying.

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