A study by AirlineRatings.com has rated Australia's largest airline as the safest in the world, by looking at a number of factors including audits from aviation's governing bodies and lead associations; government audits; airline's crash and serious incident record, fleet age and profitability.
AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief, Geoffrey Thomas, said: "For instance, Australia's Qantas has been recognised by the British Advertising Standards Association in a test case in 2008 as the world's most experienced airline. It is extraordinary that Qantas has been the lead airline in virtually every major operational safety advancement over the past 60 years and has not had a fatality in the jet era. But Qantas is not alone. Long established airlines such as Hawaiian and Finnair have perfect records in the jet era."
The company also identified what were the top safest low-cost airlines and this included the likes of Flybe, Jetblue, Jetstar Australia / Asia, Thomas Cook and Wizz.
AirlineRatings.com looked at 405 airlines and rated them using its unique seven-star rating system.