January 26, 2022

Aviation

Information related to aviation in and around the DPRK

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 Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 9, 2020
North Korea once again touts its national space program and satellite launches 

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 Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 7, 2020
North Korea may have planned to acquire two Russian planes, despite sanctions

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 Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 30, 2020
Rare Air Koryo flight detected, one of just handful since pandemic shutdown

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 Choy
Min Chao Choy June 17, 2020
Export controls, border closures preventing delivery of aid to North Korea: IFRC

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 Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 3, 2020
Air China says flights to North Korea remain suspended through early May

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 Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 27, 2020
Planned evacuation flight out of Pyongyang postponed until Monday, sources say

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 Hotham
Oliver 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 Pro
NK Pro March 4, 2020
Air Koryo has slots for twice-weekly flight through March: Vladivostok Airport

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'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 25, 2020
Train service to North Korea from China and Russia suspended amid virus concerns

Train service to North Korea from China and Russia suspended amid virus concerns

DPRK flag carrier Air Koryo also updates schedule to reflect flight cancellations

Train service to North Korea from China and Russia suspended amid virus concerns
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 3, 2020
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