An engineer from Australia, Mark F. tell his story about flying to Pyongyang by plane notorious airline ...
Not many people in the West can boast that they have visited North Korea, and especially benefited the local airline. The airline Air Koryo is the only airline in the world, which has a world ranking equal to one star. The highest possible rating - a 5 stars. Why? Many customers find this airline flight on Air Koryo planes most bizarre and frightening experiences in his life. People often describe the peace, but few English speaking staff, complimentary newspapers, which contain one propaganda and music, which was approved by the government of North Korea. Also, people describe a food that everyone seems to be inedible. However, the airline has never, NEVER ask to note, there were no security problems and it works quite well. Although Air Koryo aircraft banned from flying in the Eurozone and the US, but it operates regular international flights to Moscow, Vladivostok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and even Kuwait. And for tourists who decided to go to North Korea to see the country with their own eyes, Air Koryo is one of the few airlines that provides international flights directly to Pyongyang. Aircraft of the company produced more in the USSR in 1960-1970's, but is said to press releases, the airline has purchased several new aircraft An-148.
It is Air Koryo IL-62, P-885, which was produced in the 1960s.
At Air Koryo also flies two Russian-Ukrainian An-148 aircraft.
Safety instructions in English and Korean.
People describe the Company almost unanimously say that the flight attendants are friendly and attentive, but superficial knowledge of English.