"2017 was the safest year for aviation ever", said Adrian Young of To70.
Thomas explained that the list is based more on the operational practices of airlines and professionalism of flight crews, as opposed to any problems caused by flaws in the aircraft when they were designed or manufactured.
The group recorded just 10 fatal accidents and 79 deaths in 2017 involving airliners, with none occurring in the U.S. In 2016, there were 16 accidents costing 303 lives.
Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas chose these airlines because they "are standouts in the industry and are at the forefront of safety, innovation, and launching of new aircraft".
Kiwis can rejoice and travel easily as Air New Zealand have made it to the top 20 list of safest airlines for 2018.
As part of its annual study of the safest airlines in the world, AirlineRatings.com compiled a list of the 10 safest low-priced carriers in the world.
"But Qantas is not alone", says Thomas.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders did not answer directly when asked at a briefing if Trump's White House predecessor, Barack Obama, also deserved credit for the long stretch without a US commercial passenger jet crash.
This year, AirlineRatings.com has chose to honor the top 20 airlines on equal footing.
Good news, travellers! 2017 was officially the safest year in commercial aviation history.
In the same month, United Airlines' reputation took a serious battering when a video went viral of a passenger being dragged off an overbooked flight. Norway's Air Shuttle came second on the list, while Britain's Virgin Atlantic Airways comes in the third place.
The people at airlines, manufacturers, regulatory and security organizations have worked ceaselessly over decades to improve commercial air transport safety and to learn from every single accident.
"An excellent example of that was the Qantas A380 incident in 2010 when a Rolls Royce engine shattered after take-off from Singapore".
AirlineRatings.com praised Qantas for its "extraordinary record of firsts in safety and operations".
These are in alphabetical order: Aer Lingus, Flybe, Frontier, HK Express, Jetblue, Jetstar Australia, Thomas Cook, Virgin America, Vueling, and Westjet.
The publication's editors selected the 10 safest low-priced carriers from a pool of 409 airlines.
Also, the airline has an impeccably high safety rating of seven stars, great reviews from passengers and their crew's knowledge of the aircraft is astounding.
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