Published on : Wednesday, March 29, 2017
This is the very first Air Koryo flight that would start this new service to China.
It is actually a 73-seat Antonov AN148 that was carrying a group of about 50 Chinese tourists. It touched down on Tuesday at Pyongyang’s Sunan Airport.
The flight time between Dandong, that is based right on China’s border with North Korea and Pyongyang is less than an hour from this part of the world. These flights would be scheduled to function twice every week that is on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The other regular international flights of Air Koryo are to Vladivostok, Shanghai and Shenyang.
This North Korean flag carrier are also utilized to make occasional flights to additional locales. However, there have been certain sanctions that have come to Malaysia and Kuwait to stop the flights of Air Koryo. Air China is the only long foreign airline that has regular that operates regular service to the capital of North Korea.
It is also expected to end its flights in and out of Pyongyang following an international marathon next month.