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Australian airline Qantas named 'world's safest'

The spirit of Australia also instills the spirit of safety, too
By: Ben Gourlay | Health, Lifestyle & Travel News | Posted: Jan 7, 2015 12:49 am

In a year which saw two high profile air incidents, with the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-370 and the downing of MH-17 over the Ukrainian warzone and which saw fatal air accidents soar above the 10-year average, consumer safety website Airline Ratings has awarded Australian airline Qantas as the world's safest.




Founded in 1920, Qantas; an acronym for 'Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services' enjoys a 65 percent share of the Australian domestic market and carries nearly 20 percent of all passengers travelling in and out of Australia. The company is famous for never suffering a fatal jet airliner accident, a fact immortalised in the exchange between Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in the 1988 drama "Rain Man".



The twin Malaysian Airline disasters claimed a total of 537 lives.


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