Ahead of Kim-Xi summit, Air China deploys wide-body jets on Pyongyang route | NK News
July 13, 2024
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Ahead of Kim-Xi summit, Air China deploys wide-body jets on Pyongyang route

Unusual long-range aircraft movements could be linked to forthcoming visit by Chinese President

Air China has since last week deployed wide-body Airbus A330 jets on the Beijing-Pyongyang route, data on the NK Pro Aviation Tracker shows, a decision likely connected to Chinese leader Xi Jinping's forthcoming visit to North Korea.

In an unusual move, all three round-trip Air China flights since last Wednesday have utilized long-range A330 jets instead of the normally used short-haul Boeing 737-800, analysis of data at the NK Pro Aviation Tracker indicates.

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