New Air Koryo planes from U.S. and Europe
Acquisition of light planes show ability for North Korea to purchase equipment indirectly
North Korea’s national airline, Air Koryo, is now in possession two light aircraft made in the U.S. and Italy, photos from the country show. The two newest additions to the fleet are the U.S. manufactured Piper PA-46 Matrix and an Italian made Alpi Pioneer Suite 400 and both planes will likely be used in the country’s tourist industry.
A post from DPRK tourism agency Young Pioneer Tours includes photos of the two aircraft and says visitors to North Korea can use them for sightseeing flights around Pyongyang costing around 1000 euros.
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