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Australian airline Qantas named 'world's safest'

The spirit of Australia also instills the spirit of safety, too

Ben Gourlay | Jan 6, 2015 at 06:49 pm CST (0 mins, 40 secs reading time)

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.

Australian airline Qantas named '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.

Last updated: Dec 6, 2019 at 02:46 pm CST

Ben Gourlay


Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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