January 20, 2022

Aviation

Information related to aviation in and around the DPRK

Multiple flights between North Korea and China canceled amid coronavirus scare

Multiple flights between North Korea and China canceled amid coronavirus scare

Route to Vladivostok not affected, however, according to the Russian embassy in Pyongyang

Multiple flights between North Korea and China canceled amid coronavirus scare
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 24, 2020
Qingdao Airlines awaiting approval to run three new routes to Pyongyang

Qingdao Airlines awaiting approval to run three new routes to Pyongyang

Thrice-weekly routes set to start in October would make Qingdao one of only two foreign airlines in North Korea

Qingdao Airlines awaiting approval to run three new routes to Pyongyang
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 16, 2020
Pyongyang Sunan airport upgrades, other changes underway at capital’s airfields
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Pyongyang Sunan airport upgrades, other changes underway at capital’s airfields

Imagery shows dismantling of Kangdong Airfield facilities, while North Korean elite air clubs see recent boost

Pyongyang Sunan airport upgrades, other changes underway at capital’s airfields
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 13, 2020
Silent night: Christmas day in Korea wraps up with no DPRK missile testing

Silent night: Christmas day in Korea wraps up with no DPRK missile testing

The lack of test, despite DPRK's "Christmas gift" warning, comes amid slow pace on set up of the December plenum

Silent night: Christmas day in Korea wraps up with no DPRK missile testing
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 25, 2019
UN ban on North Korean overseas workers comes into effect 

UN ban on North Korean overseas workers comes into effect 

December 22 deadline set by UN sanctions in 2017 arrives as reports mixed on last-minute enforcement efforts

UN ban on North Korean overseas workers comes into effect 
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 22, 2019
NK Pro investigation sheds light on Air China’s N. Korea fueling arrangements

NK Pro investigation sheds light on Air China’s N. Korea fueling arrangements

Jet fuel transfers to Air China raise questions about where Pyongyang is getting supply from

NK Pro investigation sheds light on Air China’s N. Korea fueling arrangements
NK News
NK News December 16, 2019
Photos of Air China refueling in Pyongyang raise questions about supply-lines
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Photos of Air China refueling in Pyongyang raise questions about supply-lines

Despite sanctions and short route distance, Air China’s 737s regularly connect to Air Koryo fuel trucks

Photos of Air China refueling in Pyongyang raise questions about supply-lines
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Jacob Fromer December 16, 2019
As overseas worker deadline looms, Air Koryo increases flights to Vladivostok
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As overseas worker deadline looms, Air Koryo increases flights to Vladivostok

19 additional round-trip flights scheduled for December, data shows

As overseas worker deadline looms, Air Koryo increases flights to Vladivostok
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 10, 2019
Kim Jong Un’s personal jet makes first appearance since Singapore summit

Kim Jong Un’s personal jet makes first appearance since Singapore summit

Unclear if DPRK leader flew on aircraft or whether it landed at Wonsan's Kalma airport

Kim Jong Un’s personal jet makes first appearance since Singapore summit
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 17, 2019
Air Koryo increases Macau flights, decreases other routes for winter season
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Air Koryo increases Macau flights, decreases other routes for winter season

Air China also decreases Beijing-Pyongyang flights from three to two times per week

Air Koryo increases Macau flights, decreases other routes for winter season
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 30, 2019
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