Korean Air named AirlineRatings.com’s Cargo Airline of the Year for second consecutive year

Korean Air named AirlineRatings.com’s
Cargo Airline of the Year for second consecutive year

(Seoul, May 31, 2023) - Korean Air has been named AirlineRatings.com’s Cargo Airline of the Year for the second consecutive year, Best Airline in North Asia and ranked fourth in the rating agency’s top 25 airlines for 2023.

AirlineRatings.com, an Australia-based aviation media specializing in airline safety and product ratings, announces the world’s best airlines every year after comprehensively evaluating multiple criteria, including safety and product ratings, passenger reviews, fleet age, profitability and environmental commitment.

Korean Air was recognized for its swift, reliable and customized services, and excellent performance amid the industry’s worst crisis. Based on its extensive cargo transport expertise and global network, the airline maximized its cargo operations and leveraged technological advancements to enhance its operational efficiency.  

Geoffrey Thomas, Editor-in-Chief of AirlineRatings, said, “Korean Air was at the forefront of addressing the global cargo capacity shortages during the recent pandemic.” He also added, “The airline is also at the forefront of innovation and it has invested in a young fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft fleet built around the 787 and 777 for long-haul flights and Airbus A330, A320 and A220 for short-haul.”

Korean Air also achieved a 4th place ranking in AirlineRatings.com’s Top 25 airlines by achieving exceptional scores in passenger reviews and satisfaction. 


About Korean Air


Serving the world for more than 50 years, Korean Air is one of the world's top 20 airlines, carrying more than 27 million passengers in 2019, pre-COVID. With its global hub at Incheon International Airport (ICN), the airline serves 120 cities in 43 countries on five continents with a modern fleet of 157 aircraft and over 20,000 professional employees.

Korean Air's outstanding performance and commitment to the highest level of safety and customer service was further highlighted during the pandemic; the airline was granted numerous awards including 2021 Airline of the Year and 2022 Cargo Operator of the Year by Air Transport World, and a 5-star COVID safety rating from Skytrax.

Korean Air is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, and has grown into one of the largest transpacific airlines through its joint venture with Delta Air Lines.

Dedicated to providing Excellence in Flight, Korean Air’s vision is to be a respected leader in the world airline community.

For more information about Korean Air, please visit www.koreanair.com, Korean Air Newsroominstagram.com/KoreanAirworld and Twitter@KoreanAir_KE.

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