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World's worst airlines for flying economy class

Last updated on: May 24, 2013 10:46 IST
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Flying used to be a pleasant experience, but now with airport checks, rising ticket costs and cuts in services, it has become a painful one, especially for those stuck in economy class.

Let's take a look at 20 worst airlines for flying economy class in the world, based on ranking published by Business Insider.

Source: Business Insider

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World's worst airlines for flying economy class

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Turkmenistan Airlines.

Turkmenistan Airlines

Rating for economy class: 30.8 out of 100

Headquarters: Ashgabat

Country: Turkmenistan

Overall ranking: 1

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A view of Sudan Airways Airbus A310.

Sudan Airways

Rating for economy class: 33.3 out of 100

Headquarters: Khartoum

Country: Sudan

Overall ranking: 2

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Planes of Ukrainian International Airlines at Borispol Airport, near Kiev, Ukraine.

Ukraine International Airlines

Rating for economy class: 36.3 out of 100

Headquarters: Kiev

Country: Ukraine

Overall ranking: 3

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An Uzbekistan Airways plane in Termez, Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan Airways

Rating for economy class: 37.5 out of 100

Headquarters: Tashkent

Country: Uzbekistan

Overall ranking: 4

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Air Koryo plane at Gimpo Airport in Seoul, South Korea.

Air Koryo

Rating for economy class: 39.2 out of 100

Headquarters: Pyongyang

Country: North Korea

Overall ranking: 5

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A Bulgaria Air plane at Sofia Airport in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria Air

Rating for economy class: 41.8 out of 100

Headquarters: Sofia

Country: Bulgaria

Overall ranking: 6

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Rossiya Airlines.

Rossiya Airlines

Rating for economy class: 42.7 out of 100

Headquarters: Saint Petersburg

Country: Russia

Overall ranking: 7

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Iceland Express.

Iceland Express

Rating for economy class: 42.8 out of 100

Headquarters: Reykjavik

Country: Iceland

Overall ranking: 8

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Tajik Air.

Tajik Air

Rating for economy class: 43.3 out of 100

Headquarters: Dushanbe

Country: Tajikistan

Overall ranking: 9

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Syrian Air.

Syrian Air

Rating for economy class: 44.8 out of 100

Headquarters: Damascus

Country: Syria

Overall ranking: 10

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Ground crew de-ices a Spirit Airlines jet outside Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

Spirit

Rating for economy class: 45 out of 100

Headquarters: Florida

Country: United States

Overall ranking: 11

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Pegasus Airlines's aircraft at Esenboga Airport in Ankara, Turkey.

Pegasus Airlines

Rating for economy class: 45.8 out of 100

Headquarters: Istanbul

Country: Turkey

Overall ranking: 12

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TAAG Angola Airlines.

TAAG Angola Airlines

Rating for economy class: 45.8 out of 100

Headquarters: Luanda

Country: Angola

Overall ranking: 13

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A Royal Air Maroc jetliner lands at Gaza International Airport in Palestine.

Royal Air Maroc

Rating for economy class: 46.5 out of 100

Headquarters: Casablanca

Country: Morocco

Overall ranking: 14

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Nepal Airlines.

Nepal Airlines

Rating for economy class: 46.7 out of 100

Headquarters: Kathmandu

Country: Nepal

Overall ranking: 15

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Cubana Airlines.

Cubana Airlines

Rating for economy class: 47.7 out of 100

Headquarters: Havana

Country: Cuba

Overall ranking: 16

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight at New Delhi's International Airport.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines

Rating for economy class: 49 out of 100

Headquarters: Dhaka

Country: Bangladesh

Overall ranking: 17

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Passengers disembark from a Merpati Nusantara Airlines Boeing 737-228 plane at Dili's Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport in East Timor.

Merpati Nusantara Airlines

Rating for economy class: 49.2 out of 100

Headquarters: Jakarta

Country: Indonesia

Overall ranking: 18

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Ryanair planes parked at Girona Airport in Spain.

Ryanair

Rating for economy class: 49.2 out of 100

Headquarters: Dublin

Country: Ireland

Overall ranking: 19

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Air Algerie Boeing 737-200 passenger plane at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport in Germany.

Air Algerie

Rating for economy class: 50 out of 100

Headquarters: Algiers

Country: Algeria

Overall ranking: 20