Skip to comments.'World's Worst Airline' Launches Online Booking (Masochistic Tourists Take Note)
Posted on 10/24/2012 7:17:09 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
'World's worst airline' launches online booking
Air Koryo, the North Korean carrier described as the worlds worst airline, has finally moved into the digital age with its first online booking service.
The state-owned airline, which is the only one in the world with just one star according to the ranking service Skytrax, now sells flights from Pyongyang to Beijing and Shenyang in China, and Vladivostok in Russia, on its website.
The website (www.airkoryo.com.kp/en), which launched in August, promises easier, quicker, reliable booking and ticketing services.
Early reports seems to suggest the website is unlikely to help the North Korean flag carrier shake its one-star rating, however. Users have already reported slow response speeds, with some searches not offering any availability for flights, while others result in an error message appearing on the screen.
The one-star rating, according to Skytrax, is reserved for airlines that offer a very poor quality performance with poor, inconsistent standards of .service in on-board and airport environments.
According to Reuters, the majority of the Air Koryos fleet consists of Russian-made Tupolev aircraft, although older planes constructed in the former Soviet Union are used for domestic flights.
The majority of its aircraft are banned from operating in the EU.
While it is the only airline to have the one-star rating, there are 29 functioning airlines listed with a two-star Skytrax rating, defined as representing poor, inconsistent standards.
Air Zimbabwe, Bulgaria Air and Ryanair are among the airlines listed in this category.
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It does seem to beat our airlines in the flight attendant department though.
Comrade ... look only. Don’t TOUCH! Or else gulag awaits.
Oh, fiddle, I wonder if any of this is going to mess up my planned vacation trip to Pyongyang.
My college frat mate now works for Dell Asia and 3 years ago, he flew Air Zimbabwe as Dell assigned him to an NGO outfit (some liberal group). The first thing he noticed were that the stewardesses were surprisingly hot and that was the only good part which turned into a comedy from Zimbabwe to Nairobi.
The dinner served was spam with pork n beans, and he saw 2 cockroaches zip by on his seat. When the plane finally landed, the jet engine went up in smoke plus 3 laptops were stolen from his baggage.
NorKs also created a cruise ship industry.... it’s pretty bad too, lol
is that couch not bolted down??
A few years ago I flew from Johannesburg to London, twice in two months. Both times on British Airways. Second time I scored an upgrade to Business Class. Great food, good wine.
Interesting part was before takeoff they sprayed insecticide throughout the cabin. So no cockroaches.
Egad, Vomit on a Tortilla.
No need, the aircraft can’t get off the ground anyway.
The sofa in first class doubles as a coffin.
Wow a whopping four cities.
Yep, this is a major airline for sure. heh. The only one in North Korea, or El Prison Norte
The flight attendants are always knockouts...