Review: Air Koryo Tu-204-100 Economy Flight

Airport terminal Air Koryo Pyongyang DPRK

Visiting the DPRK (= North Korea) was a unique experience for sure. I entered the DPRK from Dandong and proceeded by train to Pyongyang. The return trip was scheduled by air as I wanted to apply for the visa-free transit. I was pretty curious to fly with Air Koryo.

I was dropped off by my tour guide at the airport of Pyongyang. I filled in the customs declaration form and went through passport control. Despite reports of people who claim their phones, cameras were checked, this was not the case. I had a bottle of water with me and even that was allowed, which is great.

The form asks me if I have a killing device with me. Of course not.

This is how the gate area looks like. There are plenty of shops if you decide to buy a souvenir from the DPRK. A bomb basket is airport equipment I’ve never seen before though.

The airport was nearly deserted and upon boarding, about 1/5th of the cabin was only occupied.

I have taken some pictures of the seats and the seat pocket in front of the passenger.
The crew walked by to offer us a newspaper. It was in Korean but if you ask for an English version, they’ll bring you one.

After a while, the aircraft took off as scheduled.

The meal service began and we were offered a drink and the notorious Air Koryo burger.
Spotted another plane in the sky during the flight.

Duty-free shopping was available on the aircraft. They were promoting their famous ginseng injection which, according to them, can cure any disease.A picture after landing.

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