Suddenly, North Korea Cancels Its First Commercial Flight After COVID-19. North Korea’s (North Korea) national airline , Air Koryo , is scheduled to make its first commercial flight in more than three years. since borders were closed due to the Corona virus (COVD-19) pandemic. However, suddenly the flight was canceled for no apparent reason. As reported by AFP Monday 21/8/2023 North Korea closed most of its territory from the outside world since early 2020 when COVID-19 was rampant.
Air Koryo airline flight with number JS151 is schedul to fly from Pyongyang on Monday (21/8) local time, and should land in Beijing, China , at around 09.50 local time. Reporters were report to have gathered at the Beijing airport to await the arrival of the North Korean airline’s plane.
However, almost two hours after the plane’s scheduled arrival
the nameplate at the airport terminal suddenly indicated the flight cancellation. That prompted complaints of dismay from journalists who had been waiting to see the first international travelers from North Korea after years of isolation. Customer service at the Beijing airport told AFP that Air Koryo did not provide a reason for the flight cancellation. AFP was unable to contact Air Koryo’s China office on Monday (21/8) local time, and a journalist who visited the airline’s Beijing office found its glass doors locked and padlocked. Air Koryo — North Korea’s national carrier — is expect to make its first commercial flight in three years. South Korea’s Unification Ministry, which regulates relations with North Korea, told. AFP there was “absolutely nothing that we know” about the flight cancellations.
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There are various signs regarding the reopening of the North Korean border
said a South Korean Unification Ministry official who declin to be nam. But it is also still difficult to determine whether in that case a full-scale border opening or a fairly limited and controlled opening. The officials added. North Korea monitoring website NK News separately reported that Air Koryo would. Make two flights from Vladivostok, Russia, to Pyongyang this week.