Air Koryo

Everything you need to know before flying with Air Koryo

Air Koryo in a nutshell

David Eiselt updated 11. 11. 2023

North Korea's flag carrier is probably the most exotic airline you can fly. It currently operates 4 scheduled international routes to Beijing, China, Shanghai and Shenyang, and Vladivostok, Russia.

Air Koryo has long been rated as the world's worst airline and is the only airline to achieve a 1* SKYTRAX rating.

Passengers complain about the quality of the food, the two-hour North Korean propaganda and the somewhat older aircraft from manufacturers Tupolev and Antonov. Hand on heart, these are exactly the reasons why you shouldn't want to fly with them.

Air Koryo is blacklisted by the European Union and banned from flying into the EU.

Air Koryo
IATA code
North Korea
Country of origin
01. 01. 1954

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David Eiselt

David is the founder and CEO of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 302 flights and 49 countries visited.