Air Koryo – North Korea’s National Airline

Air Koryo Timetable and Information

Air Koryo is North Korea’s only airline and has a history of over 50 years in flight. Air Koryo currently operates internationally scheduled flights between Pyongyang, China (Beijing, Shenyang, and Shanghai), Russia (Vladivostok). Scheduled flights between Thailand (Bangkok) and Kuwait have operated in the past. It also operates charter flights to and from Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Singapore and a handful of other countries. Domestic flights to Mount Paekdu (Samjiyon), Mount Chilbo (Orang), Hamhung (Sondok), and soon Wonsan (Kalma) are also operated by Air Koryo. See the Air Koryo schedule flight schedule below. At the bottom of this page, you will find Air Koryo terms and conditions, baggage restrictions and in-flight service information.

** UPDATE (May 5, 2018): ‘Pyongyang Time’ has been abolished. The DPRK is back to GMT+9. All schedules below have been updated to reflect this.

Beijing, China – Pyongyang

Monday/Thursday/Friday flights run only seasonally:
**Friday flights to and from Beijing will operate from July to October.
**Monday flights to and from Beijing will operate from April to October.
**Thursday flights to and from Beijing are often canceled during December and January.

Operating Day Carrier Flight Departing Arriving Aircraft Type
Monday** Air Koryo JS152 1200 1500 A81
Air China CA121 1345 1650
Tuesday Air Koryo JS152 1305 1605 TU204
Thursday** Air Koryo JS252 1400 1700 TU204
Friday** Air Koryo JS152 1200 1500 A81
Air China CA121 1320 1650
Saturday Air Koryo JS152 1305 1605 TU204

 

Pyongyang – Beijing, China

Operating Day Carrier Flight Departing Arriving Aircraft Type
Monday** Air Koryo JS151 0900 1000 A81
Air China CA122 1750 1805
Tuesday Air Koryo JS151 0850 0950 TU204
Thursday** Air Koryo JS251 1035 1135 TU204
Friday** Air Koryo JS151 0900 1000 A81
Saturday Air Koryo JS151 0850 0950 TU204

 

Shenyang, China – Pyongyang

Flights to and from Shenyang often do not operate during December and January.

Operating Day Carrier Flight Departing Arriving Aircraft Type
Wednesday Air Koryo JS156 1410 1620 A81
Saturday Air Koryo JS156 1355 1600 A81

 

Pyongyang – Shenyang, China

Operating Day Carrier Flight Departing Arriving Aircraft Type
Wednesday Air Koryo JS155 1200 1210 A81
Saturday Air Koryo JS155 1150 1200 A81

 

Vladivostok, Russia – Pyongyang

Operating Day Carrier Flight Departing Arriving Aircraft Type
Monday Air Koryo JS272 1230 1250 TU204
Friday Air Koryo JS272 1245 1305 TU204

 

Pyongyang – Vladivostok, Russia

Operating Day Carrier Flight Departing Arriving Aircraft Type
Monday Air Koryo JS271 0830 1100 TU204
Friday Air Koryo JS271 0830 1100 TU204

 

Shanghai PVG – Pyongyang

Flights to and from Shanghai flights typically only run between April and August.

Operating Day Carrier Flight Departing Arriving Aircraft Type
Monday Air Koryo JS158 0030 0350 A81
Friday Air Koryo JS158 0030 0350 TU204

 

Pyongyang – Shanghai PVG

Operating Day Carrier Flight Departing Arriving Aircraft Type
Sunday Air Koryo JS157 2210 2330 TU204
Thursday Air Koryo JS157 2210 2330 TU204

 

Guangzhou CAN – Pyongyang

Flights to and from Guangzhou are currently suspended.

Operating Day Carrier Flight Departing Arriving Aircraft Type
Thursday Air Koryo JS 0600 1030 TU204
Sunday Air Koryo JS157 0600 1030 TU204

 

Pyongyang – Guangzhou CAN

Operating Day Carrier Flight Departing Arriving Aircraft Type
Saturday Air Koryo JS157 2230 0000 (Monday) TU204
Wednesday Air Koryo JS157 2230 0000 (Thursday) TU204

 

Terms and Conditions

  • Tickets are valid for date change one year from the date of issue unless there is a restriction on the validity of the ticket, subject to applicable change fees.
  • An infant under the age of 2 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Such infant is entitled to a 90% discount of the applicable adult fare but cannot occupy an individual seat.
  • Children from the age of 2 to 11 are entitled to a 25% discount of the applicable adult fare and are entitled to individual seats.

Baggage

  • Each passenger may carry-on one piece of baggage that is suitable for placing in the closed overhead rack or under the passenger seat.
  • The total sum of its three dimensions must not exceed 115cm (45inches).
  • The baggage liability of Air Koryo is limited to US$20 per kg of checked baggage.
  • Air Koryo assumes no liability for unchecked baggage, fragile or perishable articles.
  • Liability for loss, delay of, or damage to baggage is limited unless a higher value is declared in advance and additional charges are paid.

The free baggage allowances are as follows:

  • Business class: 30kg (66 lbs)
  • Economy class: 23kg (50lbs)

In excess of such allowances, excess baggage charges must be paid: 20RMB per kg of excess from Beijing to Pyongyang and 2 Euros per kg from Pyongyang to Beijing.

Dangerous articles, as defined below and in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, shall not be carried within, or as part of passengers’ baggage:

  • Compressed gases (flammable, non-flammable and poisonous) such as camping gas
  • Corrosives (such as acids, alkalis and wet cell batteries)
  • Etiologic agents
  • Explosives, munitions, fireworks and flares
  • Flammable liquids and solids such as lighter or heating fuels, matches and articles which are easily ignited.
  • Oxidizing materials (such as bleaching powder and peroxides)
  • Poisonous materials
  • Radioactive materials
  • Other restricted articles (such as mercury, magnetized materials, offensive or irritating materials

In-Flight Service

  • Air Koryo provides a selection of unique newspapers, magazines and television programming.
  • Complimentary meals and beverages are served on international flights.
  • Smoking is prohibited on all Air Koryo flights.