Incredible North Korea?

Looking for that next exotic destination for your hard earned vacation? Why not try North Korea. After all, how often do you get an opportunity to visit an ‘Axis of Evil’ country that boasts a maniacal dictator so comical that he gives the Austin Powers arch evil character Minime, a run for his money. And […]


Looking for that next exotic destination for your hard earned vacation? Why not try North Korea. After all, how often do you get an opportunity to visit an ‘Axis of Evil’ country that boasts a maniacal dictator so comical that he gives the Austin Powers arch evil character Minime, a run for his money. And we know justhow to get there… fly Air Koryo! Yes,

North Korea actually does have its own airline – 100 per cent government-owned (now that’s a shocker) and established in 1954, with scheduled flights to Beijing and Vladivostok. We’re thinking maybe it needs to join the Star Alliance in order to expand its network connections. But not to worry, if you can organise a group tour then Air Koryo will put on a charter flight to any of the following cities, according to its website: Shenyang, Macao, Moscow, Khabarovsk, Sofia, Zurich, Prague, and Budapest. And there’s even a cargo angle to this story – Air Koryo will fly cargo charters to Nagoya, Moscow, and Seoul (hey, we’re just reporting what’son the website). Their fleet is pretty modern too and there’s evenBusiness Class! Not to be trifled with,Air Koryo purportedly has a fleet of 40aircraft including: Antonov 24B, IlyushinIL-18, Ilyushin IL-62M, Tupolev 154B andIlyushin IL76MD. We recommend travelinsurance.