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Air Koryo

Air Koryo is the flag carrier of North Korea based in Pyongyang, the capital of the country. Owned by the North Korean government, Air Koryo offers domestic flights and scheduled and charter flights to destinations around Asia out of its main operating base in Pyongyang Sunan International Airport. The carrier was initially founded as part of a joint venture with the Soviet Union under the name of Soviet-North Korean Airline (SOKAO) before being rebranded as Air Koryo in 1992. The airline previously offered a gateway into the Middle East with flights to Kuwait but this route has since been terminated.

*This information is correct as of March 2017

Why Fly with Air Koryo

How to Check in

Travelers flying with Air Koryo are able to check-in the old fashioned way at the airport. The airline advises passengers to arrive at the airport no later than 90 minutes in order to go through the formalities of checking in. The carrier’s check-in counters close 50 minutes before scheduled departures, so be sure to arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare in case of long queues. Air Koryo do not yet support online check-ins, so you will need to go through the process in person at the airport.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Passengers on board Air Koryo flights are entitled to bring checked baggage as part of the fare, although how much you can bring depends on your flight class. Travelers in Economy are permitted to bring up to 20kg, while in Business Class this is increased to 30kg. As well as checked baggage, passengers are allowed to bring hand baggage on board no heavier than 5kg.

On Board Service

Air Koryo flights offer a standard Economy Class alongside premium Business Class seating for those looking to travel in style. All passengers are served complimentary meals on board international flights as well as a selection of beverages. If you have any special dietary needs, the airline can make arrangements if contacted in advance of your flight.

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