Are There Any Flights To North Korea?
Departing Pyongyang on Air Koryo to Beijing

Are There Any Flights To North Korea?

Which Airlines offer Flights to North Korea

It is possible to fly to North Korea. These days there are only two airlines offering flights – Air China and North Korea’s Air Koryo. Here we’ll give you a quick rundown on the flight experience and schedules. 

Flying Air Koryo to North Korea

For a full piece on Air Koryo check out our blog – Is Air Koryo really a one star airline?

The Air Koryo experience is generally pretty good. It’s a full service airline and the trip from Beijing is only one and a half hours long. Regular flights depart on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The flight code is JS152/JS151. It departs from Beijing Capital Airport at 12.55 and arrives in Pyongyang at 15:55.

The return flight departs Pyongyang airport at 08:50 and arrives in Beijing at 09:55 local time.

From April to October the airline also flies on a Monday & Friday.

Air Koryo cabin crew serving drinks

Flying Air China to North Korea

China’s national carrier offers flights to North Korea all year round on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These flights however, are more likely to be cancelled due to a lack of demand.

The flights depart Beijing Capital airport, terminal 3 at 13:35, arriving at 16:20 in Pyongyang.

The return leg departs Pyongyang at 17:20 and arrives in Beijing at 18:20.

Air China usually use a Boeing 737-700 on this route. This aircraft is actually older and less comfortable than the Air Koryo model. It’s also a more expensive ticket.

Air Koryo Retro Antonov AN-24

Historic Flights to North Korea

Currently there are only 4 international flight routes to Pyongyang;

  • Beijing
  • Shenyang
  • Shanghai
  • Vladivostok

In the past there have been routes to Moscow, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur among others. These flights ceased after the fall of the iron curtain in 1990.

The airline also runs a few domestic routes to Orang and Samjiyon airports in the north of the country. We take these flights on our North East Korea tours.

Fly to North Korea

Are you thinking about travelling to the DPRK? Fly to North Korea with Rocky Road Travel. We are an official booking agent for Air Koryo. If you join on of our North Korea tours then you can choose to take the train or fly to Pyongyang. The choice is yours! Contact us to learn more about travelling to North Korea.

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