How did passengers decide the worst 21 airlines of the world? Poor regulatory or safety practises was considered as the most significant aspect by many passengers. Currently, over 100 lesser known airlines are prohibited in EU air space or experiencing active limitations as they do not meet the required regulatory standards .This comprises of each airline from Sudan, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Liberia, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Indonesia.
Meanwhile, the airlineratings.com website rates airlines depending on safety standards. There are 10 airlines that could only manage a single star rating: Xpress air, Wings Air, Trigana Air Service, Transnusa, Sriwijaya Air, Lion Air, Kal-star Aviation, Citilink, Bluewing Airlines, and Batik air.
Another airlines rating website named Skytrax reviews airlines based on the eminence of their service and products.
Nine carriers (Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Hainan Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Eva Air, Etihad, Cathay Pacific, Asiana, and Ana) boast full 5-star rating. 40 others have 4 star rating including Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa, Virgin and surprisingly Emirates. 107 airlines got 3 stars, comprising Jet2, Monarch, Thomas Cook, Norwegian, Wizz, Wow, United, Easyjet, Ryanair and the largest global carrier, American Airlines.
But 21 airlines are below the standards based on Skytrax ratings. These airlines are listed below in an alphabetical order:
The worst airline?
Topping the Skytrax list is Koryo Air. it has been rated the worst. Koryo Air tops the worst 21 airlines list. It is based in North Korea, Pyongyang region. While most other airlines on the list got 2 stars, Koryo got 1.
Passengers who have flown with Koryo have reported poor emergency procedures, unrecognisable frizzy drinks and disturbingly “loud” engine noise.
While in-flight photographers have captured the oldest looking cockpits without digital monitors and antiquated instruments, the on-board entertainment typically contains nationalistic verses from the leader and unwatchable cartoons made in North Korea.