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No Russian Airlines on List of World's Safest

Not a single Russian airline has made it into the annual ranking of the world's 20 leading airlines in terms of passenger safety, compiled by the independent aviation website Airlineratings.

The ranking compares 407 air carriers, taking into account a range of factors including the safety and comfort of flights, incident records of air carriers and aircraft fleet condition.

The list is topped for the third year by the Australian Qantas Airways. Among the other airlines included in the top 20 are American Airlines and United Airlines from the U.S., the UAE's Emirates and Etihad Airways and the Japanese All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines.

Russian air carriers Aeroflot, Rossiya, Ural Airlines, Donavia and Orenburg Airlines were given top marks for safety but received low scores for comfort, the Kommersant newspaper reported Monday.

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