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Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:47 pm

From the article:

"North Korean airline Air Koryo has been named the world’s worst for the fourth consecutive year in a row.

In a list compiled by UK-based aviation consultancy Skytrax, 600 carriers were rated on a number of factors, including aircraft efficiency, customer service and the quality of their in-flight meals."

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/...ttempts-to-modernise-10469405.html
 
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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:57 pm

I don't understand how they can truly be the 'worst'... I've seen a few A.net trip reports that portray them as definitively an 'average' sort of airline

[Edited 2015-08-24 16:05:32]
 
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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:59 pm

dont know how you can tell really

dogmatic statistics

they surely cant be any worse than air france
 
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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:05 pm

Quoting Vasu (Reply 1):

Their mystery meat sandwich can't help 
 
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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:07 pm

I don't really understand how you can score 1 star with SkyTrax as it's supposed to be based on customer reviews. Did Skytrax gather enough independent reviews to make make the claim "World's worst airline"?

I can't imagine many people flying and reviewing Air Koryo outside of the aviation geeks on Juche Travel tours who will certainly not mind old aircraft.

JS is a very strange airline indeed, but the world's worst? I don't think so. I'm convinced you can find way worse airlines out there. Yes the aircraft are old and the cabin crew awkward, but they are not rude as you will find them on plenty airlines with higher ratings.

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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:07 pm

Quoting thekorean (Reply 3):

but on many flights of similar lengths around the world there is no meal at all... Not even mystery meat!
 
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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:14 pm

Must be slow news day for the Independent. Skytrax 2015 ratings were released 2-months ago.

Skytrax Awards (by dubaiamman243 Jun 16 2015 in Civil Aviation)

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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:29 pm

Is Pegasus really #2.... according to this list

http://werankcities.com/gallery/the-15-worst-airlines-flying-in-2015/

Can't believe S4 doesn't crack the bottom 15.
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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:30 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 6):
Must be slow news day for the Independent. Skytrax 2015 ratings were released 2-months ago.

You're right it was announced in June. I did do a search before creating this topic and located a post done at the time. The short Anet discussion talked about the best awards but not the worst.

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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:11 am

Quoting thekorean (Reply 3):
Their mystery meat sandwich can't help

It is no mystery... it was barking just before it was ground into a patty...  
Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 4):
I don't really understand how you can score 1 star with SkyTrax as it's supposed to be based on customer reviews. Did Skytrax gather enough independent reviews to make make the claim "World's worst airline"?

I wonder that myself. I don't know how many people are needed for an effective survey sample, but I doubt many passengers responded with their personal experiences on Air Koryo.

[Edited 2015-08-24 17:11:34]
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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:24 am

Obvioulsy trying to malign a high profile enemy of the west, as if there arent crappy airlines galore in Africa for this title, Ir Air of Russia looked really bad in a trip report by Abrelosojos some years back.
 
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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:26 am

At least they make an attempt at feeding you.

Quoting adamh8297 (Reply 7):

This list pretty silly click bait, terrible grammar and a general lack of knowledge about aviation in general. Lion Air is labeled an "Asian Giant", and China Eastern is labeled "a low cost carrier".

[Edited 2015-08-24 17:32:14]
 
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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:59 am

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 4):
I don't really understand how you can score 1 star with SkyTrax as it's supposed to be based on customer reviews. Did Skytrax gather enough independent reviews to make make the claim "World's worst airline"?

My sentiments exact.
 
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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:03 am

Quoting Vasu (Reply 1):

I don't understand how they can truly be the 'worst'... I've seen a few A.net trip reports that portray them as definitively an 'average' sort of airline

SkyTrash awards more likely.
 
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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:56 am

I think since they are from North Korea its just ok to rate them worst, someone has to be worst and its the easiest to make them. Actually looks pretty decent compared to most things in North Korea.
Honestly it looks like a pretty normal airline, there has to be alot worse regional carriers out there who constantly cancel flights or have huge numbers of accidents.

This meal looks pretty decent for the "worlds worst airline"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Koryo#/media/File:AIR_KORYO_FLIGHT_JS152_IL62M_P881_IN_FLIGHT_MEAL_CHICKEN_CURRY_AND_NORTH_KOREAN_BEER_IN_ECONOMY_CLASS_VERY_ACCEPTABLE_BEJING_CAPITAL_TO_PYONGYANG_DPR_KOREA_OCT_2012_%288162397564%29.jpg

This cabin looks pretty decent for "the worlds worst airline"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Koryo#/media/File:Air_Koryo_Tu-204_cabin_with_LCD_screens.jpg
 
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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:30 am

Skytrax credibility is almost as high as WMD report for Iraq a few years ago. Nothing but crap propaganda.
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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:28 am

"The airline has not purchased new aircraft for over 20 years"

Aren't the TU-204's about 5 years old and the AN-148's brand new?
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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:29 am

You get what you pay for (Skytrax). No pay, no stars. It is really that simple.
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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:52 am

Why on earth does a thread like this STILL appear on Airliners.net?

It has been general knowledge for YEARS that Skytrax awards are a marketing tool where airlines can pay for a favorable rating. It has absolutely nothing to do with any real airline passenger reviews. How can 16 replies above (all except TriStar500) not know about this, on an airline enthusiasts' web site like this? I'm really shocked.

It's kind of on the same level as people who think wrestling is real.

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RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:35 am

You think SQ paid to be ranked five star? why would they do that more so since they werent even in the first few airlines awarded this rank, and considering their near impeccable reputation since the 1970s they should have been the first to be, so now they decided to join that list by paying Skytrax?

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