Air Koryo wants to expand to Southeast Asia and Europe

Air Koryo (Pyongyang) has been limited in its operations mainly due to international sanctions against North Korea. According to this report by the Telegraph quoting the North Korean state media, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), state-run Air Koryo wants to expand to Southeast Asia and Europe. In addition, approved travel to North Korea will now be offered year round.

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What is like to travel to North Korea on Air Koryo? Read this report by CNN: CLICK HERE

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Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord/AirlinersGallery.com. Any photo taken in North Korea is a rare photo. Tourists (and photographers) are now able to visit this rarely-seen country. This venerable Tupolev Tu-134B-3 P-814 (msn 66368) is still operating in the country. P-814 is seen on the ramp at Sondok, North Korea. The older Russian-built aircraft, namely the Ilyushin Il-62s and Tupolev Tu-134s and Tu-154s have reportedly been banned from flying over neighboring Chinese airspace. If Air Koryo wants to expand it will have to upgrade its aging fleet. The airline has recently added newer Antonov An-148s and Tupolev Tu-204s.

Air Koryo (take a look at the fleet behind the curtain): AG Slide Show