August 16, 2022

Aviation

Information related to aviation in and around the DPRK

Rare North Korean flight from Pyongyang spotted amid COVID-19 halt to air travel
NK PRO

Rare North Korean flight from Pyongyang spotted amid COVID-19 halt to air travel

Air Koryo aircraft appears to be heading towards North Korea’s east coast

Rare North Korean flight from Pyongyang spotted amid COVID-19 halt to air travel
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 23, 2021
Sudden flurry of Air Koryo flights spotted ahead of North Korea’s Party Congress
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Sudden flurry of Air Koryo flights spotted ahead of North Korea’s Party Congress

Two planes detected at airport near Chongjin on Dec. 25, possibly to pick up delegates for the January Party Congress

Sudden flurry of Air Koryo flights spotted ahead of North Korea’s Party Congress
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 30, 2020
For the first time in months, an Air Koryo flight is spotted in North Korea
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For the first time in months, an Air Koryo flight is spotted in North Korea

The Air Koryo aircraft P-671 appears to be the plane of choice for at least two domestic trips departing from Pyongyang

For the first time in months, an Air Koryo flight is spotted in North Korea
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy December 22, 2020
Thirty aircraft spotted flying in light show formation in Chongjin, North Korea
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Thirty aircraft spotted flying in light show formation in Chongjin, North Korea

A photo obtained by NK Pro suggests that North Korea was preparing for the "Day of Air Men" on Nov. 29

Thirty aircraft spotted flying in light show formation in Chongjin, North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 1, 2020
North Korea upgrades airport near empty resort, despite no flow of tourists
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North Korea upgrades airport near empty resort, despite no flow of tourists

Satellite images show an expanded runway area at Wonsan’s Kalma Airport, which is located near a long-stalled resort 

North Korea upgrades airport near empty resort, despite no flow of tourists
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 17, 2020
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
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