The other safest airlines are Qantas, Air New Zealand, EVA Air, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Cathay Pacific Airways, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic Airlines, TAP Portugal, SAS, Royal Jordanian, Swiss, Finnair, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, and KLM.
Notably absent again from the 2020 list are the US legacy airlines American, Delta and United. Delta’s enviable record of years of reliable service was blotted by a five-day meltdown a couple of years ago, in which more than 3,200 flights were canceled in response to storms.
On-time performance. The Official Airline Guide just released the latest results for 2019 on-time results. Of the US airlines studied, Hawaiian Airlines came in first, followed by Delta and Alaska Airlines, numbers two and three. Southwest came in fifth.
Bottom line is that is that your Hawaii flights on Alaska and Hawaiian are likely to be on-time.
Beat of Hawaii photo: Kauai sunset.