February 21, 2024

Aviation

Information related to aviation in and around the DPRK

Russian tourists depart for North Korea as part of first tour since pandemic

Russian tourists depart for North Korea as part of first tour since pandemic

Tour manager told NK News that 97 Russian nationals boarded flight from Vladivostok for trip to Pyongyang and ski resort

Russian tourists depart for North Korea as part of first tour since pandemic
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 9, 2024
North Korean drones pose major risk to South Korean airports, lawmaker says

North Korean drones pose major risk to South Korean airports, lawmaker says

Only small fraction of airfields have drone detection tech, Seoul confirms, but level of danger posed is less certain

North Korean drones pose major risk to South Korean airports, lawmaker says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Joon Ha Park January 31, 2024
Number of North Koreans entering Russia surges to 365 in Q3 2023: Data

Number of North Koreans entering Russia surges to 365 in Q3 2023: Data

Experts say increase is likely due to deepening ties as number of Russians visiting DPRK also jumped in same period

Number of North Koreans entering Russia surges to 365 in Q3 2023: Data
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin January 23, 2024
First tour to North Korea already at capacity, Russian travel firm says

First tour to North Korea already at capacity, Russian travel firm says

Over 100 people have reportedly signed up for tour organized with Far East region in effort to promote travel to DPRK

First tour to North Korea already at capacity, Russian travel firm says
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin January 16, 2024
Russian Far East eyes launch of passenger rail service to North Korea in 2024

Russian Far East eyes launch of passenger rail service to North Korea in 2024

Primorsky Krai wants to use trains for tourism, though experts say long journeys and low demand remain obstacles

Russian Far East eyes launch of passenger rail service to North Korea in 2024
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin January 15, 2024
Predicting 2024: Why the writing is on the wall for an inter-Korean border clash
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Predicting 2024: Why the writing is on the wall for an inter-Korean border clash

In first of two-part series, NK Pro forecasts the biggest North Korea developments in the year ahead

Predicting 2024: Why the writing is on the wall for an inter-Korean border clash
NK Pro
NK Pro January 10, 2024
3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023
NK PRO

3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023

Data sheds light on the year’s biggest developments, from leader appearances and wig trade to delegation visits and more

3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 27, 2023
North Korea converting cargo plane into military aircraft, imagery suggests
NK PRO

North Korea converting cargo plane into military aircraft, imagery suggests

Air Koryo Il-76 plane with possible new rotodome could be used to detect enemy missiles, expert tells NK Pro

North Korea converting cargo plane into military aircraft, imagery suggests
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 15, 2023
North Korea wants more Russian tourists to visit, Far East officials say

North Korea wants more Russian tourists to visit, Far East officials say

Primorsky Krai says DPRK proposed new rail, sea and air routes between countries, after delegation returns from visit

North Korea wants more Russian tourists to visit, Far East officials say
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 15, 2023
North Korean carrier flies to China’s Shenyang for first time in four years

North Korean carrier flies to China’s Shenyang for first time in four years

Experts note that city is biggest near DPRK border and has long been a hub for North Koreans in China

North Korean carrier flies to China’s Shenyang for first time in four years
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 14, 2023
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