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North Korea’s airline nominated the world’s worst

Thursday, September 3, 2015

For the fourth year in a row North Korean Air Koryo has landed the award for world’s worst airline. The state owned carrier is the only one to have been awarded one out of five stars, in a ranking that includes over 180 other airlines. Reasons for this low ranking are many:The lack of inflight magazines and extremely limited entertainment, as well as a below than average meals. The airline also enforces a strict no photos policy and even goes so far as to confiscate cameras on certain occasions.

Skytrax justifies the low rating as follows: “The 1-Star Airline rating represents a poor quality of product delivered across the assessment sectors, combined with low and/or inconsistent standards of front-line staff service”. Other poorly rated airlines include: Ukraine Int'l Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Pegasus Airlines (Turkey) and Ryanair. Each of these airlines received a two star rating.

Written by: Flight-Delayed