Fly the Unfriendly Skies with Air Koryo

North Korea’s flagship airline Air Koryo is the world’s “worst airline,” according to British rating agency Sky Trax. So if you’re interested in a little abuse and a lot of safety infractions then you many just wish to fly the unfriendly skies with Air Koryo.

 It was the fifth straight year the airline scored the lowest point of one star. Seven airlines received the highest score of five stars, including Asiana Airlines of South Korea, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines. About 600 airlines were evaluated.

Ratings are based on passenger reviews of the airlines’ airport facilities, services, safety and food.

Sky Trax quoted a Chinese customer as saying Air Koryo’s crew members paid no attention to passenger safety.

“No one told passengers to power-off their cell phones or to tighten seatbelts,” the passenger said.

According to Yonhap News Agency, the airline has 10 planes, but only four are available because of safety concerns with the others.

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