Worst airline in the world launches online booking site: Air Kyoro hits the web

by William ASTON on October 24, 2012

Air Koryo, North Korea’s carrier which has been described as “the worst airline in the world”, has finally made its way into the digital age by launching its first-ever online booking service.

Owned by the state, the airline is the only one of its kind anywhere in the world to have been awarded just one star by ranking service Skytrax. From its website, flights from Pyongyang to Chinese destinations such as Beijing and Shenyang and the Russian city of Vladivostok are now available.

The website, which launched almost two months ago in August, has promised “easier, quicker, reliable booking and ticketing services.” Reports that have already emerged have detailed how the website won’t be capable enough of helping the flag carrier shrug off its one-star rating.

In droves, users have been complaining with regards to slow response speeds and some searches failing to offer any availability for flights. Similarly, some searches have done nothing except bring about error messages on screen.

According to Skytrax, the one-star rating is reserved for carriers that offer “very poor quality performances and poor, inconsistent standards of service either on-board or in airport environments.” Certain corners have told of how Air Koryo’s fleet solely consists of Russian-manufactured Tupolev aircraft, while older planes that were constructed during an era when the ex-Soviet Union was at the height of its powers are being used for domestic flights.

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