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Information related to aviation in and around the DPRK

North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up

North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up

Disinfection facility at border linked to 'grave' COVID incident sees heavy construction amid reports of 'food crisis'

North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko July 29, 2021
Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks

Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks

Problems in electricity, fuel supply, poor roads and antiquated vehicles could complicate future humanitarian operations

Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll July 20, 2021
North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade

North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade

Satellite imagery shows construction at airfield near the Chinese border — possibly to tackle extreme drop in imports

North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko April 16, 2021
Rare North Korean flight from Pyongyang spotted amid COVID-19 halt to air travel

Rare North Korean flight from Pyongyang spotted amid COVID-19 halt to air travel

Air Koryo aircraft appears to be heading towards North Korea’s east coast

Rare North Korean flight from Pyongyang spotted amid COVID-19 halt to air travel
Min Chao ChoyMin Chao Choy March 23, 2021
Sudden flurry of Air Koryo flights spotted ahead of North Korea’s Party Congress

Sudden flurry of Air Koryo flights spotted ahead of North Korea’s Party Congress

Two planes detected at airport near Chongjin on Dec. 25, possibly to pick up delegates for the January Party Congress

Sudden flurry of Air Koryo flights spotted ahead of North Korea’s Party Congress
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko December 30, 2020
For the first time in months, an Air Koryo flight is spotted in North Korea

For the first time in months, an Air Koryo flight is spotted in North Korea

The Air Koryo aircraft P-671 appears to be the plane of choice for at least two domestic trips departing from Pyongyang

For the first time in months, an Air Koryo flight is spotted in North Korea
Min Chao ChoyMin Chao Choy December 22, 2020
Thirty aircraft spotted flying in light show formation in Chongjin, North Korea

Thirty aircraft spotted flying in light show formation in Chongjin, North Korea

A photo obtained by NK Pro suggests that North Korea was preparing for the "Day of Air Men" on Nov. 29

Thirty aircraft spotted flying in light show formation in Chongjin, North Korea
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll December 1, 2020
North Korea upgrades airport near empty resort, despite no flow of tourists

North Korea upgrades airport near empty resort, despite no flow of tourists

Satellite images show an expanded runway area at Wonsan’s Kalma Airport, which is located near a long-stalled resort 

North Korea upgrades airport near empty resort, despite no flow of tourists
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko November 17, 2020
From planes to stallions: North Korea’s Air Koryo breaks into the horse business

From planes to stallions: North Korea’s Air Koryo breaks into the horse business

The DPRK’s national airline is building new equestrian facilities at a giant resort, but who’s the target customer?

From planes to stallions: North Korea’s Air Koryo breaks into the horse business
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko September 9, 2020
Timeline: from coronavirus to the first missile test of the year

Timeline: from coronavirus to the first missile test of the year

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from February 1 - March 2

Timeline: from coronavirus to the first missile test of the year
NK ProNK Pro March 4, 2020
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