August 16, 2022

Russia proposes civil aviation safety agreement with North Korea

Draft emerges after Russia provided DPRK with almost $1 million in jet parts in 2020

Russian transport authorities have been tasked with signing a civil aviation safety agreement with their North Korean counterparts, an order posted on the official Russian government website showed last Friday.

Though no Russian airlines currently fly to North Korea, the DPRK state airline Air Koryo normally maintains twice-weekly service between Pyongyang and Vladivostok. The service has been suspended since North Korea implemented COVID-19 restrictions in Jan. 2020, however, with the exception of one relief flight in March 2020.