North Korean Airline Voted World’s Worst (Does Better Than Expected, However)

  • WONG MAYE-E / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • DITA ALANGKARA / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • WONG MAYE-E / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • WONG MAYE-E / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • WONG MAYE-E / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • WONG MAYE-E / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
1 / 6
SHARE
THIS



When flying Air Koryo, make sure you don’t crumble up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, take a photograph during your flight or eat the food.

The North Korean airline has been voted worst in the world by UK-based SkyTrax consultancy agency for the fourth year running. Air Koryo is the only carrier to have been awarded just one star in the rankings of more than 180 airlines.

The Skytrax World Airline awards focuses on service and in-flight experience, something which Air Koryo is lacking.

Some of the SkyTrax Reviews for Air Koryo:

  • “Interesting airplane (TU204) and very likely the first and last time I fly a Russian built plane (not a lot operated where I spend most of my time). Flight to North-hard and bumpy landing.”
  • “We had a reasonable amount of space and the staff were smartly dressed and friendly. The food was a burger with a mystery meat inside which was not very nice and I did not finish it.”
  • “You’d be hard pressed to find a team less interested in not only the well being but the safety of the passengers.”
  • “Interesting to say the least. Outbound was oldest plane I have ever seen in my life (Il-62) and literally falling apart at the seams. Propaganda handed out announcements regarding how this flight was made possible by the dear leader etc. “
  • “I was fairly disappointed by the service however was amused when both pilots came around to say hello to the dignataries with me presumably leaving the aircraft on autopilot anyway! “

On the opposite side of the spectrum, Qantas was one of the top airlines during the Skytrax Awards. Qantas was also named the best airline in the Pacific region and won the award for best premium economy class airline catering. Virgin won the award for best staff in the Pacific.

Images sourced from The Star.

 

Please login with linkedin to comment

‘Fly the Redkite’ mediacom melbourne Tiffany & Co.

Latest News

Bankwest Unveils New Work Via Its Bespoke WPP Agency Union
  • Campaigns

Bankwest Unveils New Work Via Its Bespoke WPP Agency Union

Union, WPP AUNZ’s bespoke national group model created to service Bankwest, has launched a new national brand campaign for the visual-style terms and conditions the financial institution developed with the University of WA in a bid to make T&Cs more engaging for customers. Bankwest has rolled out visual terms and conditions for its Bankwest Easy […]

TikTok To Launch Web Series Supported By Screen Australia And Film Victoria
  • Media

TikTok To Launch Web Series Supported By Screen Australia And Film Victoria

The first ever web series to be funded by both Screen Australia and Film Victoria for TikTok, will launch on May 17. Produced by Hayley Adams and Michelle Melky, and directed by Logan Mucha, Scattered is a new queer drama comprised of 38 x 1-minute daily eps. It follows three best friends, Jules, Sami and […]

Schwartz Media To Launch Osman Faruqi’s The Culture Podcast
  • Media

Schwartz Media To Launch Osman Faruqi’s The Culture Podcast

Schwartz Media will extend its audio offering with a new culture podcast. Building on the success of its flagship daily news podcast 7am, and it’s growing arts and culture coverage, Schwartz Media is launching new podcast The Culture at the end of the month. Award-winning journalist, editor of 7am and pop-culture obsessive Osman Faruqi will […]

Attracting Customers With Horseshoe Magnet
  • Advertising
  • Opinion

How To Nurture Your Online Customers And Turn Them Into ‘Brand Evangelists’

Building a connection with existing customers is just as integral to any marketing strategy as winning new ones, but how do we turn customers into spokespeople for our brands? By Peggy de Lange, VP of international expansion at Fiverr It’s a well-known rule of thumb that it costs 5-times more to get a new customer […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Tooheys, 72andSunny, Vice And Gocsy Collaborate On ‘Proudly Ordinary’
  • Campaigns

Tooheys, 72andSunny, Vice And Gocsy Collaborate On ‘Proudly Ordinary’

In the next instalment of the ‘Proudly Ordinary’ campaign for Tooheys Extra Dry, Lion and 72andSunny continue their partnership with work from Vice and Aaron Gocs (Gocsy). Gocsy is a beloved icon of Australian outsider comedy who creates content for Vice and his own broadcast channels. As part of the highly successful ‘Proudly Ordinary’ brand […]

Have You Seen Trevor?
  • Marketing

Have You Seen Trevor?

Love an opinion piece with a mystery headline? You'll love this. Even more so if you're stuffing your gob with cake.

Opinion

by Kathleen Farmilo

Kathleen Farmilo