December 05, 2023

North Korean passenger jet returns from Russia, third such flight since August

It’s unclear if Air Koryo flight from Vladivostok to Pyongyang was one-off or part of wider resumption in air travel

A North Korean passenger plane flew from the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok to Pyongyang on Monday, over a month after the DPRK conducted its first flights to Russia since the beginning of the pandemic.

A Tu-204-100 passenger aircraft operated by North Korean national carrier Air Koryo left Vladivostok International Airport at around 1:36 p.m. KST and landed in the DPRK capital around 2:47 p.m., the aviation-tracking website FlightRadar24 showed.