'World's worst airline' launches online booking

2012-10-24 16:00

Air Koryo, the North Korean carrier described as "the world's worst airline", has finally moved into the digital age with its first online booking service.

The Telegraph reports that the state-owned, 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 was launched in August this year and promises "easier, quicker, reliable booking and ticketing services."

Early reports from users, however, suggest that despite the good intentions this brand new website won't help Koryo shake its one start status anytime soon. Slow response speeds, searches not offering any availability for flights and error message appearing on the screen are just a few of the stumbling blocks reported so far.

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."



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