Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi, Oi, Oi!
For the third year in a row, Qantas has been crowned the safest airline in the skies.
According to AirlineRatings.com, the Australian carrier has a "fatality free record", which it terms "extraordinary."
Qantas leads the top 20 airlines, which also includes fellow regional lines, Virginal Australia and Air New Zealand.
AirlineRatings.com takes into account audits by air travel organisations and governments, the airline's fatality record, incident records and "operational excellence" when decided which is the safest of them all.
The full Top 20 includes (in alphabetical order):
- Air New Zealand
- Alaska Airlines
- All Nippon Airlines
- American Airlines
- Cathay Pacific Airways
- Etihad Airways
- EVA Air
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Japan Airlines
- Scandinavian Airline System
- Singapore Airlines
- United Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
- Virgin Australia
Local carrier JetStar Australia also received a nod in the Top 10 Safest Low Cost Airlines category.