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Air Koryo


60 reviews
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
110 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Air Koryo offer flights as interesting and unusual as its destination, the surprisingly clean, green and monumental Pyongyang. For a start, you're on a Tupolev 204, a massive Soviet era machine so solid it sails easily through turbulence. A pleasant reminder of flying in pre-Ryanair days, even Economy seats are spacious. So spacious is not only possible to get from...

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North Asia Economy Beijing - Pyongyang

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Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
59 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2018

A neglected but essential airline if you want to visit the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (North Korea). Because of international economic sanctions, they fly rather aged Tupelov and Antonov aircraft, but because of the novelty. The cabin crew are charming, polite and helpful and the seating is good. The flight is short and therefore there is very little in-flight...

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1 Thank 470trevorl
Lymington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2018

I honestly was expecting the worst from this airline,but I was completely wrong, and pleasantly surprised. The staff are very helpful, and the polightest airline staff I have ever met. The food whent down as a treat- I still can’t recall the names of the exotic Korean food, but it certainly was delicious! And het- this was a short haul...

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North Asia Economy Beijing - Pyongyang

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Helsinki, Finland
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2018

It´s different, but decent. The food is as good / as bad as every carrier has. Nothing to complain. Atmosphere is excited, not because of the safety-issues, but probably because of the intriguing destination. You´ll get the first idea of DPRK; military music and glorifying of The Great Leader. Service is good.

North Asia Economy Beijing - Pyongyang
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2 Thank LauriK143
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Attentive service, complementary reading material, full meal included (on a short haul flight!), comfortable seats, their on-board entertainment actually worked and they didn’t lose my luggage.

North Asia Economy Beijing - Pyongyang
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5 Thank Laura O
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The flight was of an average and of standard quality compared to any western company. Yet, there was more of leg-room and a lot of novelties for a short international flight: for example a very interesting entertainment program on TVs (military chors and Korean karaoke) and some local beverages served by beautiful and charming hostesses. It was a short eventless...

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North Asia Economy Beijing - Pyongyang

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1 Thank Kamenko B
Rome, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
590 reviews
258 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Maybe when people think of North Korea they think about a backward country where the only reliable transportation means is a donkey and an airplane operated by them is bound to some catastrophic epilogue ! Or they expect that the international sanctions have affected the nation so badly that there is hardly any money to provide any safe and acceptable...

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Conegliano, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The flight was poor with less flight entreatment and ok food and beverage. I would maybe suggest this airline to people.

North Asia Economy Pyongyang - Beijing
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1 Thank Tommaso C
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
782 reviews
305 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2017

A forgotten but essential airline if you want to visit the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (North Korea). Because of sanctions they fly rather aged Tupelov aircraft, in this instance a TU-204-300. The airhostesses are charming and the seating is good. The flight is short and therefore there is very little in-flight entertainment. A snack and a drink (non-alcoholic) is...

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2 Thank gyanfernando
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Just an average airline. The one star rating is totally unfair. The plane was clean, the service was polite and prompt, took off on time, landed on time. Skilled pilots got us safely through some turbulence. Felt very safe and cozy. The famous Air Koryo burger was barely edible, and the fizzy drink had an interesting color and taste, but...

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“Make sure to ask for a window seat!”
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“clean airline”
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About Air Koryo
The national flag carrier of North Korea, Air Koryo (JS) is headquartered in Sunan-guyŏk, Pyongyang, and operates from a hub at Pyongyang Sunan International Airport (FNJ). The carrier has scheduled non-stop international service to Beijing, Shanghai and Shenyang, China; Vladivostok, Russia; and Bangkok, Thailand. Charter flights also operate to about a dozen destinations within North Korea and about a dozen destinations in China, Kuwait, Malaysia and Russia. Its fleet consists of about 20 aircraft in one-cabin (Economy Class) and two-cabin (Business Class and Economy Class) configurations.
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