September 28, 2021

Aviation

Information related to aviation in and around the DPRK

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 Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 29, 2021
Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference

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 Zwirko
Colin 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'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 20, 2021
A lack of flights, hotels is holding back North Korean tourism

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 Johnson
Gareth Johnson July 9, 2021
Russia proposes civil aviation safety agreement with North Korea

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'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 24, 2021
To the Moon? South Korea, US to explore space and develop satellites together

To the Moon? South Korea, US to explore space and develop satellites together

Experts say that Seoul seeks to expand its North Korea monitoring capabilities

To the Moon? South Korea, US to explore space and develop satellites together
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 27, 2021
Better airports would help tourists visit rarely-seen areas of North Korea

Better airports would help tourists visit rarely-seen areas of North Korea

Large numbers of tourists may want to visit North Korea after international travel resumes

Better airports would help tourists visit rarely-seen areas of North Korea
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson May 12, 2021
South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers

South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers

The drones will monitor airports and nuclear power plants, but could have implications for defense against North Korea

South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 19, 2021
North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade
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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 Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 16, 2021
North Korea’s Air Koryo denies claims that it restarted flights to Beijing

North Korea’s Air Koryo denies claims that it restarted flights to Beijing

Airline official says they are unsure when flight services between Beijing and Pyongyang will resume

North Korea’s Air Koryo denies claims that it restarted flights to Beijing
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 2, 2021
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