by Airlineratings Editors
July 14, 2022
Korean Air
A Korean Air Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Photo: Korean Air.

Korean Air has been announced as AirlineRatings.com 2022 Cargo Airline of the Year and has been ranked at number 4 in the rating agency’s Top Twenty Airlines.

Korean Air Cargo, with its 50 years of history, is one of the world’s top five air freight operators and is an expert in every sector of the cargo business. During the course of the pandemic, it placed additional focus on transporting perishables and pharmaceutical products requiring a cold chain and has committed to the urgent and timely transportation of vaccines, diagnostic kits and personal protection equipment.

The AirlineRatings.com editors noted that Korean Air offered swift, reliable and customized services to its customers through efficient operations of its large freighters and continued technological investments.

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AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas said that “Korean Air has been at the forefront of addressing the global cargo capacity shortages and was a pioneer in converting passenger aircraft to freighters, and is currently operating an average of 1,000 cargo-only passenger flights per month.”

Korean Air also achieved a 4th placed ranking in AirlineRatings.com Top Twenty achieving very high scores in passenger reviews and satisfaction.

“Last year the airline did not make our Top Twenty but a dramatic upswing in passenger feedback saw the airline leap into the top class of airlines,” Mr Thomas said.

The airline also has 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.

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