February 01, 2023

North Korean flight broadcasts pick up after years of pandemic silence: Data

Unclear if traffic relates to DPRK’s claim of COVID ‘victory,’ though expert says one flight may have been for training

Flight broadcasts from within North Korea are becoming more frequent, tracking data shows, after nearly two years of relative radio silence in the country’s airspace.

According to Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data from FlightRadar24, at least three flights have taken place within the North since Sept. 13. Three flights also appeared on flight tracking systems in August but only momentarily, according to NK Pro’s Aviation Tracker.