July 02, 2022
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Information related to aviation in and around the DPRK

North Korea begins demolishing military base to build greenhouse farm
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North Korea begins demolishing military base to build greenhouse farm

Farm project comes amid nationwide food shortages and is latest military installation to be repurposed in recent years

North Korea begins demolishing military base to build greenhouse farm
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko February 11, 2022
Rare flight through North Korean airspace comes as cruise missiles soar
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Rare flight through North Korean airspace comes as cruise missiles soar

Airlines seldom fly over the DPRK due to risks from such missile tests and to avoid sanctions complications

Rare flight through North Korean airspace comes as cruise missiles soar
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Ethan Jewell January 25, 2022
4 flights, 63 defectors and 670K barrels of oil: North Korea’s 2021 in numbers
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4 flights, 63 defectors and 670K barrels of oil: North Korea’s 2021 in numbers

Data tells the story of a year in which DPRK retreated even further inward as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on

4 flights, 63 defectors and 670K barrels of oil: North Korea’s 2021 in numbers
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell January 5, 2022
Fasten your seatbelt: Traveling in Soviet chic on North Korea’s domestic flights
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Fasten your seatbelt: Traveling in Soviet chic on North Korea’s domestic flights

Low demand and an aging fleet mean passengers can expect a unique trip but bumpy ride

Fasten your seatbelt: Traveling in Soviet chic on North Korea’s domestic flights
Gareth JohnsonGareth Johnson October 6, 2021
DPRK discusses laws on youth education, local development and economic planning
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DPRK discusses laws on youth education, local development and economic planning

Top officials also call for execution of ‘recycling law’ to promote using resources and equipment available at home

DPRK discusses laws on youth education, local development and economic planning
Chaewon ChungChaewon Chung | Won-Gi Jung September 28, 2021
North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up
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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
Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference
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Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference

Event set to glorify self-proclaimed victory over U.S.-led imperialism in Korean War amid tough domestic COVID measures

Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko July 25, 2021
Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
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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
A lack of flights, hotels is holding back North Korean tourism
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A lack of flights, hotels is holding back North Korean tourism

The DPRK will need to scale up infrastructure, mend broken diplomatic bridges to blossom as a tourist destination

A lack of flights, hotels is holding back North Korean tourism
Gareth JohnsonGareth Johnson July 9, 2021
Russia proposes civil aviation safety agreement with North Korea
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Russia proposes civil aviation safety agreement with North Korea

Draft emerges after Russia provided DPRK with almost $1 million in jet parts in 2020

Russia proposes civil aviation safety agreement with North Korea
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll June 24, 2021