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KOR/JS - Air Koryo - North Korea (Current)

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Basic facts

Full nameAir Koryo
ICAO call sign KOR
HistoryFounded originally as a division of the Cabinet of the DPRK in 1955. Changed to the present name and structure in 1992.
Ownership100% state-owned
ClassificationInternational and domestic scheduled passenger airline
Main operating basePyongyang (FNJ)
Destinations served International services operate from Pyongyang to Bangkok, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Shenyang,& Vladivostok. Domestic services operate from Pyongyang to Chongjin, Hamhung, Kaesong, Kilju, Kanggye, Sinuiju & Wonsan. Charter flights also link Pyongyang, Paektusan and Samjiyeon with destinations in Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia and Switzerland. Cargo flights also serve destinations including Moscow, Nagoya and Seoul.
Strategic alliances None
SubsidiariesNone
Code-sharesOperates cargo services for DHL International to/from the Middle East.
Chief executiveMr. Pak Ho Il
AddressSunnan Airport, Sunnan District, Pyongyang, North Korea
Telephone+850 2 18333 - Ext 8108
Fax+850 2 1814625
Website http://www.korea-dpr.com/airkoryo.htm
National RegulatorNorth Korean (DPRK) General Administration of Civil Aviation (GACA)
FAA IASA classificationCountry not categorised
FSF Member No
IATA membership Active Member No. 120
IOSA registrationAirline IOSA registered from Mar-09. Registration excludes all flight operations of Il-62, Il-76, Il-18B/D, Tu-154B, Tu-134B and An-24 B/RV (the latter no longer in use) aircraft - exclusion reflected in operations score.
Known accidentsNone since 1983 until minor/no injury accident in Aug-06.
CommentsBanned in Europe. Ban relaxed Mar-10 to permit operations by Tu-204 aircraft only.

Updated June 2011

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Airline safety score
StudySafetyFleetFleetATCAirfieldOpsRegOwnerMgtAllianceAirlineOverall
date factoragemixenv.env.qualityoversightqualityqualityqualitymaturityscore
Jun-000.3230.260.100.750.750.500.500.500.500.001.001.57
Jun-010.5220.260.100.750.750.500.500.500.500.001.002.53
Jun-020.5220.210.180.750.750.500.500.500.500.001.002.53
Jun-030.5450.170.130.750.750.500.500.500.500.001.002.61
Jun-040.5520.120.130.750.750.500.500.500.500.001.002.63
Jun-050.5510.090.170.750.750.500.500.500.500.001.002.62
Jun-060.5510.080.170.750.750.500.500.500.500.001.002.62
Jun-070.4500.030.150.750.750.500.500.500.500.001.002.11
Jun-080.4510.070.200.750.750.500.500.500.500.001.002.15
Jun-09 0.4510.000.250.750.750.750.500.50 1.000.001.00 2.48
Jun-10 0.4020.000.040.750.750.750.500.50 1.000.001.00 2.13
Jun-11 0.2420.000.080.750.75 1.000.500.50 1.000.001.00 1.35
Oct-11 0.2420.000.080.750.75 1.000.500.50 1.000.001.00 1.35
Feb-12 0.2510.000.080.750.75 1.000.500.50 1.000.001.00 1.40

Updated February 2012

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Accident record
DateTypeFatalitiesSerious injuriesMinor/noneTotal on-boardOperation*ClassScore
15-Aug-06Tu-154B00--ISPMinor0.25

Legend*:
C = Cargo - D = Domestic - F - Ferry - I = International
N = Non-scheduled - P = Passenger - S = Scheduled - T = Training

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Passenger fleet data
TypeNumberYears builtAverage ageAge scoreFleet score
An-24B/RV 61966-1974 40.00.00 0.00
Il-18D/V 21965-1968 44.50.00 0.00
Il-62M 41979-1988 26.50.00 0.00
Tu-134B 21984 27.00.00 0.00
Tu-154B 31976-198332.30.000.00
Tu-204-100 1 20101.0 1.000.75
Tu-204-300 12007 4.01.00 0.75
Total 161966-2010 31.10.00 0.08

Updated June 2011

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Other fleet data
TypeNumberYears builtAverage ageComments
Il-76MD 3 1990 21.0Freighters

Updated June 2011

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Scheduled flight operations
AverageCurrent 2011 2010 2009 20082007 20062005 20042003
891*936* 1,040* 832* 832*832* 832*832* 832*901* 1,040*

Note: * denotes incomplete or estimated data.

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