North Korean jets make special flights to pick up war veterans: State media
Cross-country trips absent from flight trackers but typical of those that occur around major events in Pyongyang
Two North Korean passenger jets made relatively rare trips to the country’s northeast in recent days to pick up participants for a war veterans conference, according to NK Pro analysis of state media imagery.
Korean Central Television (KCTV) aired footage Wednesday showing two Air Koryo planes — a Tupolev-134 and Tupolev-154 — taking trips to Samjiyon Airport and Orang Airport (near Chongjin) and returning to Pyongyang International Airport with the elderly veterans.
The flights did not appear in commercial flight tracking services or Planet Labs satellite imagery of the airports in question, so it is difficult
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