05 March 2008

New Choices for the Flight to Pyongyang

Air China will finally begin three-day a week service from Beijing to Pyongyang after a more than two month delay. The state-run airline will operate the routes between the two capitals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, supplementing the two regularly scheduled Air Koryo flights a week.

That Air China is finally opening the route to Pyongyang is an indication of the increased traffic between the two capitals – many passengers being European businessmen seeking risky but potentially lucrative investment opportunities in North Korea. Of course, part of the joy of flying to Pyongyang is the opportunity to fly on the vintage Soviet aircraft of Air Koryo – it just wont be the same on the more modern Air China fleet.

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