Top 10 Worst Airlines 2018

An airline is a service providing organization that is used to travel through the air. Freight services of airlines are transporting goods via airplanes. Every airline needs to acquire a license issued by the government aviation authority that is necessary to get operational. Also, there are some international standard rules to control the air traffic that must be followed by every airline.

100s of airlines operated all over the world owned by the government and private sector. These airlines are equipped with the latest airplanes, Highly professional pilots, beautiful flight attendant and quality of in-flight services.  There are some airlines which are ranked as best airlines but as we are discussing top 10 worst airlines in the world let me take you to the top 10 list of the world’s worst airlines in 2018.

Top 10 worst airlines in the world

10. Jet Airways – India

Jet Airways - Top 10 worst airlines in the world

The Indian 2nd largest airline, Jet Airways, is at number 10 in our list of top 10 worst airlines in 2018. Based in Mumbai, Jet Airways launched its services in 1992 as an LLC ( Limited liability company). In the bigging, the airline started its service as an air taxi operator. In 1995, Jet Airways started its services with international flights but only for private customers. This airline was publicized in 2005.  In 2007, Jet airways acquire Air Sahara and expand its service to 67 destinations around the world.

There is no doubt that the biggest Indian airline has become a waste of corruption, but the main reason for which this airline went into the worst airlines list is the Gupta family’s controversy in South Africa. In 2016, A South African politician Vytjie Mentor’s statement published in media that the Gupta family offered her the chair of Minister of Public Enterprises if she arranged some steps to drop the Indians rout for the South African airline so that the Jet Airways take over this profitable route.

9. Aerolineas Argentinas – Argentina

Aerolineas Argentinas - Top 10 worst airlines in the world

Argentina’s flag holder, Aerolineas Argentinas is the biggest national airline which was established in 1949. The airline started its operation in 1950. In its early days, Aerolineas Argentinas was known as an ideal national institute due to its highly organized and well-established infrastructure. In 1971, the Aerolineas Argentinas became the only airline of Argentina for the international flight operation as the other airlines were unable to carry out international flights.

In 1990, The airline was faced with severe financial problems due to bad administration and a high index of corruption.  The Spanish consortium Iberia got the control and continued the airline operational. In 2001, the airline went under control of Grupo Marsans. The government regained the airline in 2008 from Grupo Marsans. But again the corruption destroyed the airline badly and now the best airline of its time is here in the list of top 10 worst airlines.

8. Iberia airline – Spain

Iberia airline - 10 worst airlines in the world

Established in 1927, Iberia is the flagship airline of Spain with 109 destinations all over the world. Iberia airline is a part of the Iberia group which also deals in the maintenance of aircraft, airport handling and in-flight catering. It also operates 89 more destinations by code sharing with other international airlines.

Iberia is a well established and economically strong airline which got 84% on-time performance points but due to bad claim processing, it is included in World’s top 10 worst airlines list in 2018.

7. Korean Air – South Korea

Korean Air - South Korea

The South Korean flag carrier, Korean Air is the biggest airline of South Korea with 127 destinations around the world. The airline was established in 1946 and in 1969 Korean Air was fully privatized. Korean air is Top-ranked among the most passengers carrier airlines in the world and also in the list of top cargo airlines.

Although this is among the world’s top-ranked airlines, we can also found it in the list of top 10 worst airlines in the world. The reason is that Korean airline is very poor in its on-time performance and claim processing.

6. Ryanair – Ireland

Ryanair - Ireland

Ryanair is the Irish airline established in 1984 with the 220 destinations all over the world. With more than 400 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, Ryanair was declared the first airline in Europe with the maximum number of scheduled and international passengers. The biggest airline in Europe with more than 11000 employees, has launched a website in 2000 for online booking and other information for its customers.

The airline was declared worst and included in the list of top 10 worst airlines in the world due to its bad claim processing and very low quality of services.

5. Air Mauritius – Mauritius

Air Mauritius

Air Mauritius is also here in the list of top 10 worst airlines in the world. This is the flag carrier airline of Mauritius founded on June 14, 1967. With 24 destinations around the world, this airline has a fleet size of 14 aircraft. The government of Mauritius set up this airline with the cooperation of Air France and the BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) Enterprise.

The reason why we add this airline in the list of top 10 worst airlines in the world is the airline’s on-time performance is very bad and its poor claim processing and customer satisfaction.

4. Easyjet – England

Top 10 worst airlines in the world

Easyjet was established in 1995 as a low-cost travel company by Stelios Haji-Ioannou, a Greek businessman, with two leasing aircraft. Easyjet company later became the easyGroup. With its operational headquarters situated in London, EasyJet now providing its services over 820 routs of 30 destinations around the world.

This airline is also ranked in the list of top 10 worst airlines in the world because of its low-quality claim processing services and customer satisfaction.

3. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) – Pakistan

Pakistan International Airlines - 10 worst airlines in the world

The flag carrier airline of Pakistan was founded in 1946 as Orient Airways. It was operated from Calcutta, India and after the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the airline’s operations were shifted in Lahore, Pakistan. In 1961, Orient Airways was nationalized and renamed as Pakistan International Airline (PIA).

With the fleet size of 30, The airline was operated around 54 countries in the world. PIA was known as one of the best airlines in the world during the 1970s. It was also known as the mother airline of the Singapore and Emirates airlines. During the 1990s, The destruction process of PIA began when the political influence badly damaged the airline’s operational and financial structure. The recruitment of non-professional people on political pressure was the main reason for PIA’s bankruptcy.

Due to its bad operational performance, customer care and claim processing, the airline is ranked as No. 3 in the list of top 10 worst airlines in the world.

2. Royal Jordanian Airlines – Jordan

top 10 worst airlines in the world

Jordan’s flag carrier airline, Royal Jordanian Airlines is at number 2 in the list of top 10 worst airlines in the world. This airline was established in 1963 and started its operation from Amman, Jordan. The airline has 26 aircraft and providing its services over 43 destinations around the world.

Due to its low-quality services and claim processing the Royal Jordanian airlines is ranked as the 2nd worst airline in the world by AirHelp.

1. Wow Air – Iceland

Wow Air - Iceland

The Wow Air is the private airline of Iceland providing its services as the low-cost travel company. Wow Air was founded in 2012 by Skúli Mogensen. With the fleet size of 30, the Wow Air operates around 38 destinations in the world. Iceland’s Wow Air is at the top in the list of top 10 worst airlines in the world due to its poor on-time performance, bad claim processing and low-quality customer care services.

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