September 23, 2023

North Korean jets fly to China to pick up pandemic supplies: Sources

Multiple round trips in recent days appear to be first Air Koryo international flights since early 2020

Several North Korean aircraft flew to neighboring China in recent days to collect COVID-19 related supplies, informed sources told NK News on Tuesday, the DPRK’s first known international flights since March 2020.

The Air Koryo flights took place between Pyongyang and Shenyang, the sources said, confirming portions of related reporting by South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency and Kyeounghan Newspaper.