August 19, 2022

Aviation

Information related to aviation in and around the DPRK

North Korean jets make special flights to pick up war veterans: State media
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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

North Korean jets make special flights to pick up war veterans: State media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 27, 2022
After Kyiv severs ties, North Korea’s Ukrainian jets face uncertain future

After Kyiv severs ties, North Korea’s Ukrainian jets face uncertain future

Pyongyang could run into problems with maintenance for two Antonov planes it purchased in 2013, experts say

After Kyiv severs ties, North Korea’s Ukrainian jets face uncertain future
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 14, 2022
North Korean jet takes trip to nowhere in first DPRK flight broadcast in a year

North Korean jet takes trip to nowhere in first DPRK flight broadcast in a year

Aviation expert says Air Koryo plane’s loop over east coast could be test flight following significant repairs

North Korean jet takes trip to nowhere in first DPRK flight broadcast in a year
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 14, 2022
North Korean planes exit quarantine weeks after rare trip to China: Imagery
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North Korean planes exit quarantine weeks after rare trip to China: Imagery

Three Air Koryo Il-76s move to regular parking spot at Pyongyang airport after May flights to pick up COVID-19 supplies

North Korean planes exit quarantine weeks after rare trip to China: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 6, 2022
Why US sanctions on North Korea’s main airport would do more harm than good
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Why US sanctions on North Korea’s main airport would do more harm than good

Repeated missile launches from Pyongyang airfield this year suggest Washington could target it for future designations

Why US sanctions on North Korea’s main airport would do more harm than good
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 29, 2022
Travelers blame South Korea for missed flights over new document requirements
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Travelers blame South Korea for missed flights over new document requirements

A dozen visitors tell Korea Pro their travel plans were disrupted because they were not informed about new K-ETA system

Travelers blame South Korea for missed flights over new document requirements
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 27, 2022
North Korea’s increasing missile launches put planes at risk, US agency warns

North Korea’s increasing missile launches put planes at risk, US agency warns

Federal Aviation Administration says unannounced tests likely to continue and travel into neighboring airspace

North Korea’s increasing missile launches put planes at risk, US agency warns
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 15, 2022
China disputes claim it endangered aircraft monitoring North Korea sanctions

China disputes claim it endangered aircraft monitoring North Korea sanctions

Beijing accuses Canadian plane of threatening China and undermining its sovereignty through sanctions mission

China disputes claim it endangered aircraft monitoring North Korea sanctions
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 14, 2022
Chinese jets harass Canadian plane monitoring North Korea sanctions: Ottawa

Chinese jets harass Canadian plane monitoring North Korea sanctions: Ottawa

Chinese aircraft reportedly buzzed patrol aircraft numerous times in apparent effort to disrupt UN sanctions monitoring

Chinese jets harass Canadian plane monitoring North Korea sanctions: Ottawa
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 2, 2022
North Korean planes, COVID aid may be in quarantine after China trip: Imagery
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North Korean planes, COVID aid may be in quarantine after China trip: Imagery

Satellite imagery shows three Air Koryo cargo planes haven’t moved since returning from Shenyang last week

North Korean planes, COVID aid may be in quarantine after China trip: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 25, 2022
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