Air Koryo Flights

Air Koryo

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About Air Koryo

In 1950, the airline Air Koryo was founded in North Korea as the state airline SOKAO as a Soviet-North Korean joint venture. The airline was operated with Soviet personnel and Soviet aircraft. The company that followed SOKAO was the airline Chosŏn Minhang. It was founded in 1954 and renamed Air Koryo (JS) in 1993. As a national airline, the airline is subordinate to the Office for Civil Aviation, which is part of the North Korean Air Force. All aircraft are operated by army officers as pilots.

Air Koryo is based in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. The airline uses Sunan Airport as its hub, which is the capital’s commercial airport and is located around 24 kilometers north of Pyongyang. On September 21, 1955, the airline Air Koryo began its flight service. The first domestic flight routes were Pyongyang-Chongiji and Pyongyang Hamhung. The international flight routes Pyongyang-Moscow, Pyongyang-Sofia and Pyongyang-Berlin were served with an Ilyushin II-62M once a week from the late 1950s to the mid 1990s. Air Koryo does not belong to any alliance and does not offer its passengers a frequent flyer program.

Air Koryo Hub Airports

Pyongyang Sunan International Airport (FNJ / ZKPY)

Air Koryo Classes of Service

The airline offers Economy and Business class reservation classes to airline passengers.

The Korean airline mainly operates scheduled flights in the East Asian region. Beijing, Shenyang and Vladivostok are some of the main destinations. Some national destinations are also included in the airline’s flight plan. Air Koryo also operates charter flights to Macau, Beijing, Vladivostok and Bangkok. The airline expanded its flight network and now also serves intercontinental flights to other destinations in Europe. The state airline has been subject to European sanctions against North Korea since 2006, which mean that Air Koryo is no longer allowed to serve European destinations. However, the ban was relaxed again in 2010.

Air Koryo Check-in

Online Check-in

Online and mobile check-in is not possible with the airline. It is currently not known whether Air Koryo is expanding the check-in options. For more information, see the airline’s website.


Airport Check-in

To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the Air Koryo website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.

Air Koryo Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

Each passenger is allowed to carry five kilograms of hand luggage in a bag that must be smaller than 115 centimeters (3 sides together).

Checked baggage

Briefcases with a built-in alarm system, gases, corrosive, explosive, oxidizing, toxic and radioactive materials as well as ammunition are not allowed. You can check in 30 kilograms of luggage in Business Class and 20 kilograms in Economy Class. The weight of the hand baggage is included in the free baggage allowance. Fees apply for items of luggage above the weight limit.

Other luggage

If this has been registered in advance, musical instruments can be carried on a seat. However, these must not be heavier than 75 kilograms. For a golf set that weighs less than 15 kilograms, you only have to pay for six kilograms overweight and the transport of ski equipment costs as much as three kilograms overweight.

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Air Koryo Seat Selection

To make a comfortable trip with Air Koryo, you must choose the right seat. In general, if you want to travel in a good seat, you should choose your seat in advance and disregard some extra fees if necessary.

Air Koryo Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

Frequent Flyer Program

Do you often fly with Air Koryo? What can you do with the miles you will earn from these flights? In which common programs can you use your miles?

Air Koryo Food & Beverage

Detailed information about airline’s paid and free catering services will be updated on this page soon.

Air Koryo Inflight Entertainment

Especially in long distances, Air Koryo offers in-flight entertainment, so you can enjoy your flight without getting bored.

The airline offers you movies, music, TV shows and more entertainment options that will allow you to travel without getting bored.

Air Koryo Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Air Koryo.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

Air Koryo Lounge

The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Air Koryo lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.

Air Koryo
IATA ICAO Callsign

Country:North Korea
Owner: -
Frequent Flyer Program: None
Company slogan: -

Number of Aircraft: 19
Destinations:  26
Average Age of Aircraft: 13.1
Type of Aircraft: Antonov, Tupolev
Detail of Fleet: Antonov An-148,Tupolev Tu-204-100

Head Office: Sunan District, Pyongyang, DPR, North Korea
Phone Number: +850 2 181 11
Fax Number: +850 2 381 44 10

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