February 25, 2024

North Korean airline operates first flight to Vladivostok since pandemic began

Air Koryo Tu-204 passenger jet was set to arrive Friday morning, likely on mission to transport DPRK nationals home

A North Korean passenger plane flew from Pyongyang to Vladivostok on Friday morning, the first such flight to the Russian Far East city since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Flag carrier Air Koryo previously confirmed to NK News that it would operate two flights from Vladivostok on Friday and on Aug. 28. Experts have said the flights will likely bring home DPRK citizens who have been stranded abroad due to their country’s stringent pandemic border restrictions.