Public sector owned Air India is the third-WORST airline in the world

NEW DELHI: Causing much shame to India, the government’s home-grown airline-Air India has found a rank in the Worst 10 International Airlines of 2016. Whats worse is that, according to aviation insights company Flight Stats, Air India has been placed number three in the list of 10.

Vice President of aviation and distribution at FlightStats said that compiling the list is no small feat, but a Herculean task. “We stitch data together from 500 different sources,” said Hetzel, likening the process to creating a giant quilt.

The only comparable resource is the monthly report (PDF) that the U.S. Department of Transportation puts out on major domestic carriers, relying uniquely on self-reported data from the biggest carriers in the United States; it doesn’t factor in any of those airlines’ international flights.

In an article, NDTV listed the Worst 10 International Airline of 2016:

  1. Hainan Airlines – 30.3%
  2. Korean Air – 31.74%
  3. Air China – 32.73%
  4. Hong Kong Airlines – 33.42%
  5. China Eastern Airlines – 35.8%
  6. Asiana Airlines – 37.46%
  7. Philippine Airlines – 38.33%
  8. Air India – 38.71%
  9. Icelandair – 41.05%
  10. El Al – 56%

The Best 10 International Airlines of 2016:

  1. Qantas – 15.7%
  2. TAM Linhas Aereas – 14.93%
  3. Delta Air Lines – 14.83%
  4. Singapore Airlines – 14.55%
  5. ANA – 14.46%
  6. Austrian – 14.26%
  7. Qatar Airways – 13.66%
  8. JAL – 12.2%
  9. Iberia – 11.82%
  10. KLM – 11.47%