World's 'safest airline' revealed


The first Qantas plane to depart since the airline was grounded taxis on the runway in preperation for take off at Sydney International Airport in Sydney, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. Qantas planes are set to fly again after Fair Work Australia ordered an end to union strikes and the airline's grounding of its fleet. Passengers have been stranded in Australia and around the world over the weekend, since the airline grounded 108 planes. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy) NO ARCHIVING ** STRICTLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY **

Qantas has been named the world's 'safest airline' in a new survey.

Aviation safety analysts conducted the research and according to the Herald Sun, reviewers said: "Qantas continues to lead the world's airlines in safety with no fatalities in the jet era and that record is no accident.

"Over its 93 year history the airline has amassed an extraordinary record of firsts in safety and operations. In 2008 in its successful defence, to the British Advertising Standards Association, of its claim that it is the world's most experienced airline Qantas was able to list almost 30 notable industry leading achievements."

Air New Zealand was voted the second safest airline, followed by Emirates and Etihad. analyses aviation crashes and the offerings and procedures of airlines around the world.

A Qantas spokesperson told "Safety is our number one priority and our teams work around the clock to ensure the safety of our passengers and our crew."

The 10 safest airlines according to

1. Qantas
2. Air New Zealand
3. Emirates
4. Etihad
5. Cathay Pacific
6. Singapore Airlines
7. Virgin Atlantic
8. EVA Air
9. Korean Air
10. Royal Jordanian

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