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Civil Aviation

North Korea's international air connections are limited. There are regularly scheduled flights (about once or twice a week) from the international airport at Sunan--twenty-four kilometers north of P'yongyang--to Moscow, Khabarovsk, and Beijing, and irregular flights from Sunan to Tokyo as well as to East European countries, the Middle East, and Africa. Information on the frequency of the latter flights is not available. An agreement to initiate a service between P'yongyang and Tokyo was signed in 1990. Internal flights are limited to routes between P'yongyang, Hamhng, Wnsan, and Ch'ngjin. All civil aircraft, an estimated eighteen planes in 1991, were purchased from the Soviet Union. From 1976 to 1978, three Tu-154 jets were added to the small fleet of propeller-driven An-24s.

Data as of June 1993