Worlds Safest Airline 2022

Air New Zealand has been put at the top of the list of the safest airlines in the world for 2022 by AirlineRatings.com, the world's only safety, product, and COVID-19 rating website.

Evaluating Factors of the Safest Airlines in the World

In making its evaluation of the safest airlines in the world, AirlineRatings.com takes into account a comprehensive range of factors that include: airline's crash over 5 years and serious incident record over two years, audits from aviation's governing and industry bodies, government audits, industry-leading safety initiatives, fleet age, and COVID-19 safety protocols.

In selecting Air New Zealand as the world's safest airline for 2022, AirlineRatings.com editors noted that the airline operates in some of the most challenging weather conditions and remote environments.

It is also leading the way with technical innovation and has a very young fleet with an average age of just 6.8 years.


Air New Zealand has also been involved in a range of safety improvements such as the Future Air Navigation System; real-time monitoring of its engines across its fleet, and precision approaches around mountains in the cloud, using RNP.

Air New Zealand's chief executive Greg Foran said;

"Air New Zealand is very humbled to receive this recognition, particularly given the high safety standards the airline industry holds itself to. We're in good company and a big congratulations to all airlines on the list.

"The Air New Zealand promise is to take manaaki (care) further. To do that we have to take our approach to safety further. For us, it's not about safety first – it's about safety always. We want everyone to go home safely every day.

"Throughout the pandemic, the whole Air New Zealand team has been focused on protecting the health and safety of our people, customers, and the wider New Zealand community. We were the first airline in the world to ask our customers flying on our domestic services to either be vaccinated or tested before boarding and come 1 February, will require all customers on our international services to be fully vaccinated too."