March 04, 2021

Aviation

Information related to aviation in and around the DPRK

NK PRO

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

Colin Zwirko December 30, 2020
NK PRO

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

Min Chao Choy December 22, 2020
NK PRO

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

Chad O'Carroll December 1, 2020
NK PRO

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 

Colin Zwirko November 17, 2020
NK PRO

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?

Colin Zwirko September 9, 2020

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

Colin Zwirko September 7, 2020

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

Colin Zwirko June 30, 2020

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

Min Chao Choy June 17, 2020

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

Jeongmin Kim April 3, 2020

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

Colin Zwirko March 27, 2020
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