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Information related to aviation in and around the DPRK

North Korea upgrades airport near empty resort, despite no flow of tourists
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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
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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
North Korea once again touts its national space program and satellite launches 
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North Korea once again touts its national space program and satellite launches 

Pyongyang is increasingly promoting its space sector, possibly hinting at another planned launch in the near future

North Korea once again touts its national space program and satellite launches 
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko September 7, 2020
North Korea may have planned to acquire two Russian planes, despite sanctions
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North Korea may have planned to acquire two Russian planes, despite sanctions

Aircraft in partial Air Koryo livery linked to Russian firm with history dealing to North Korea and small Kyrgyz airline

North Korea may have planned to acquire two Russian planes, despite sanctions
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko June 30, 2020
Rare Air Koryo flight detected, one of just handful since pandemic shutdown
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Rare Air Koryo flight detected, one of just handful since pandemic shutdown

Air Koryo aircraft P-671 flew to unknown destinations on June 17 and April 23

Rare Air Koryo flight detected, one of just handful since pandemic shutdown
Min Chao ChoyMin Chao Choy June 17, 2020
Export controls, border closures preventing delivery of aid to North Korea: IFRC
Border Controls

Export controls, border closures preventing delivery of aid to North Korea: IFRC

NGO won exemption from UN sanctions in February, is set to send 10,000 coronavirus test kits to the DPRK

Export controls, border closures preventing delivery of aid to North Korea: IFRC
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim April 3, 2020
Air China says flights to North Korea remain suspended through early May
Cancellations and Postponements

Air China says flights to North Korea remain suspended through early May

Only foreign carrier to operate flights to Pyongyang halted service in late January due to COVID-19

Air China says flights to North Korea remain suspended through early May
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko March 27, 2020
Planned evacuation flight out of Pyongyang postponed until Monday, sources say
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Planned evacuation flight out of Pyongyang postponed until Monday, sources say

Flight was intended to bring around 60 people, among them many foreign diplomats, to Vladivostok via Air Koryo

Planned evacuation flight out of Pyongyang postponed until Monday, sources say
Oliver HothamOliver Hotham March 5, 2020
Timeline: from coronavirus to the first missile test of the year
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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
Air Koryo has slots for twice-weekly flight through March: Vladivostok Airport
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Air Koryo has slots for twice-weekly flight through March: Vladivostok Airport

VVO airport data indicates nine round trip slots are in place from March 1

Air Koryo has slots for twice-weekly flight through March: Vladivostok Airport
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll February 25, 2020