Aviation manufacturer Airbus has named Korean Air as the best performing operator of its A300-600 aircraft.
The accolade follows victory for the carrier at the World Travel Awards, where Korean Air was named as Asia’s Leading Airline First Class earlier this year.
Airbus presents its accolade at the bi-annual A300/310/300-600 Technical Symposium event, recognising the best performing airlines that operate these aircraft.
During the event, Korean Air was awarded the “A300-600 Award for Top Operational Excellence” after an extensive evaluation of its overall performance including operational reliability and aircraft utilisation.
Operational reliability is an international index that measures the accuracy of flight operation due to delays or defects, by the calculation of flights operated within the 15 minutes time frame of STD/STA.
If this measurement is higher, it verifies that the airline has a better operating capability and reflects its commitment to maintenance and safety management.
Out of 24 airlines, Korean Air received the highest score of 99.8 per cent for the best operational performance.
Operating eight A300-600s, Korean Air has proven to have top class operating, maintenance and safety systems, resulting in a record figure of almost 100 per cent operational excellence.
In addition to this award, Korean Air has received a total of six A330 Operational Excellence awards since the year 2000.
Korean Air primarily uses the A300-600s for short-haul flights and currently has eight A300-600s in operation.