Flying always involves an element of risk, but it can give travelers some peace of mind to minimize that risk as much as possible by only flying with airlines that have a proven safety record. The world’s safest airlines for 2020 have been named by Airline Ratings, so check them out below!

Australian Airline Qantas Is The World’s Safest

There are a few good reasons to choose Qantas when booking an international flight. The airline is not only the safest in the world this year, but has been named so several times in the past. In 2020, the Australian airline turns 100 years old, and it has certainly built up a solid reputation in that time.

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Founded in the Australian state of Queensland, Qantas stands for Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited. With free Wi-Fi aboard many of their aircraft, Qantas makes flying pleasurable as well as safe.

Qantas connects Australia to countries in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific. While there have been a handful of crashes and other incidents in the airline’s history, there have been no fatalities since 1951. That isn’t a perfect record, but when you compare it to other major airlines, it’s pretty impressive.

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Fly Across The World With Etihad

The second-largest airline based in the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways is based in Abu Dhabi and has been operating since 2003. During that time, it has enjoyed a notable safety record. According to Airport Technology, the airline has not had any passenger injuries or fatal accidents in its history. There has been one hull loss that occurred during ground testing of an aircraft.

More than 1,000 Etihad flights take off each week to 74 destinations around the world. Millions of passengers rely on the airline and its fleet of 113 aircraft every year. Rated 3.5 stars on Trip Advisor, Etihad leaves a mostly positive impression on the majority of its travelers.

The airline has been commended, in particular, for its in-flight entertainment, cleanliness, and check-in and boarding services. In particular, those customers traveling in business class rated the experience highly.

Here’s Another Reason To Fly With Qatar Airways

For those traveling to and from the Middle East, or stopping over in Doha, Qatar Airways has been named the fifth safest airline in the world. The airline has been operating since 1994 and in that time has experienced no fatal incidents. It has lost two aircraft in separate incidents in which there were no fatalities.Qatar flies to more than 90 destinations around the planet, making it a very convenient airline to take. However, it does not travel to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt or the United Arab Emirates due to political issues in the region.Those who have traveled on Qatar report that it has exceptional customer service and cleanliness, with great options as far as dining and in-flight entertainment go.NEXT: These Are The Airlines With The Happiest Flight Attendants