North Korea's Air Koryo Resumes Overseas Flights After Pandemic Pause
Pyongyang, August 22 (TNA) North Korea's flagship airline, Air Koryo, has carried out its first commercial flight abroad since the COVID-19 pandemic's onset over three years ago. The flight from Pyongyang landed in Beijing on Tuesday, marking a significant step in easing the country's travel restrictions.
The state carrier has received approval from China's foreign ministry to resume flights between the two countries. Air Koryo's future schedule remains uncertain, but it has plans for flights to Russia's Vladivostok.
The country had closed its borders tightly during the pandemic, cutting off travel with neighboring China and other nations. Recently, North Korean athletes also travelled to China for a taekwondo tournament, showing further signs of relaxation in travel limitations.