September 27, 2021

Kim Jong Un flies to Mt. Paekdu on Soviet-era plane banned from Chinese airspace

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Kim Jong Un flew to the northern Mt. Paekdu region on a Soviet-era state owned airliner currently banned from Chinese airspace, pictures published by national daily the Rodong Sinmun suggested on Wednesday.

The photographs, which indicate that Kim Jong Un does not share the same fear of flying that reportedly afflicted the late Kim Jong Il, appear to show a North Korea leader using a state owned aircraft for domestic travel for the first time in decades.