21 Worst Airlines in the world


21 airlines fall below the standard, according to Skytrax. Here they are (in alphabetical order):

1. Bahamasair

Based: Nassau
Founded: 1973
Fleet: 8
Destinations: 32
Slogan: “We don’t just fly there, we live there”

2. Biman Bangladesh Airlines

Based: Dhaka
Founded: 1972
Fleet: 12
Destinations: 18

3. Bulgaria Air

Based: Sofia
Founded: 2002
Fleet: 10
Destinations: 26

4. China United Airlines

Based: Beijing
Founded: 1986
Fleet: 36
Destinations: 20

5. Cubana Airlines

Based: Havana
Founded: 1930
Fleet: 20
Destinations: 20
Slogan: “Cuba’s Gateway to the World”

6. Iran Air

Based: Tehran
Founded: 1944
Fleet: 26
Destinations: 58
Slogan: “Our Mission is Your Safety” & “We Take You There, We Take You Back”

7. Lion Air

Based: Jakarta
Founded: 1999
Fleet: 111
Destinations: 126
Slogan: “We Make People Fly”

8. Mahan Air

Based: Tehran
Founded: 1992
Fleet: 56
Destinations: 61
Slogan: “The Spirit of Excellence”

9. Nepal Airlines

Based: Kathmandu
Founded: 1958
Fleet: 9
Destinations: 33

10. Onur Air

Based: Istanbul
Founded: 1992
Fleet: 30
Destinations: 30
Slogan: “Fly Turkey, Fly!”

11. Pegasus Airlines

Based: Istanbul
Founded: 1990
Fleet: 75
Destinations: 103
Slogan: “We Didn’t Start Aviation In Turkey, But We Transformed It”

12. Rossiya Airlines

Based: St Petersburg
Founded: 1932
Fleet: 61
Destinations: 58

13. SmartWings

Based: Prague
Founded: 2004
Fleet: 18
Destinations: 27

14. Spirit Airlines

Based: Miramar, Florida
Founded: 1980
Fleet: 95
Destinations: 59
Slogan: “Less Money, More Go”

15. Sudan Airways

Based: Khartoum
Founded: 1946
Fleet: 4
Destinations: 15

16. SyrianAir

Based: Damascus
Founded: 1946
Fleet: 12
Destinations: 14

17. Tajik Air

Based: Dushanbe
Founded: 1923
Fleet: 14
Destinations: 19

18. Turkmenistan Airlines

Based: Ashgabat
Founded: 1992
Fleet: 33
Destinations: 23
Slogan: “Symbol of Hospitality”

19. Ukraine International Airlines

Based: Kiev
Founded: 1992
Fleet: 38
Destinations: 80

20. Yemenia

Based: Sana’a
Founded: 1962
Fleet: 6
Destinations: 29

21. The worst airline of all? According to Skytrax, it’s Koryo Air, based in Pyongyang, North Korea. While all the others listed here received two stars, it was handed just one.

 

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