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Air Koryo Official Website  
User currently offlinetaichen From Spain, joined Jul 2001, 214 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 21310 times:

They have just launched an official website at http://www.airkoryo.com.kp/en (via : their unofficial facebook fan page   ) ... not bad at all, anyhow better than many African and Asian airlines websites !

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User currently offlineoldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2087 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 20921 times:

Quoting taichen (Thread starter):
not bad at all,

Are you kidding?
Nowadays, every kid in computer science classes in secondary school can design a better site.
 



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2826 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 20866 times:

I was expecting worse. Why do they have a 12 year old f/a?


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User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 20782 times:

It's a lot better than what i would have expected. There are certainly much worse, even from countries with more advanced technology.

User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1859 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 20734 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
CHAT OPERATOR

Say what you want about their website, but they certainly have the coolest fleet of any airline out there! 

Martijn



Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
User currently offlinegeorgiaame From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 969 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 20682 times:

Business class in the workers' paradise? Hmmm. I wasn't aware that they had any business in the North, other than weapons manufacture. Overall, humorous, but I ain't flying with them.


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User currently offlinejustinlee From China, joined Aug 2012, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 20609 times:

Quoting georgiaame (Reply 5):

Business class in the workers' paradise? Hmmm. I wasn't aware that they had any business in the North, other than weapons manufacture. Overall, humorous, but I ain't flying with them.

Both Chinese and South Korean have investment projects in North Korea. South Korean have some factories in Kaesong while Chinese operate the Rajin Port and several mines. We even has established a 3 billion RMB PE Fund investing in North Korea this September so you can add some exposure in North Korea to your portfolio if you want  


User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2826 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 20556 times:

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 4):

That´s true. You don´t see many websites with a TU-154 image promoting the airline!



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User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 20525 times:

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 7):
That´s true. You don´t see many websites with a TU-154 image promoting the airline!

It's even older than that. It's a TU134..


User currently onlinetymnbalewne From Bermuda, joined Mar 2005, 948 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days ago) and read 20445 times:

Oddly enough, fares seem to be quoted in USD!


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User currently offlineRDH3E From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 1651 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days ago) and read 20320 times:

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 2):
I was expecting worse. Why do they have a 12 year old f/a?

x2

Also, a very impressive 4 destinations!


User currently offlinejustinlee From China, joined Aug 2012, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days ago) and read 20293 times:

They even have a Berlin and a Kuwait office! Anyone check it out?

Berlin Office:
Mauerstr. 65 D-10117, Berlin, Germany

Kuwait Office:
Office 10, 2nd floor, Mghateer complex31, Block 40, Al Farwaniyah, Kuwait


User currently onlineSCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days ago) and read 20256 times:

It is not that bad... seems quite functional.

Asian carriers' websites are not usually very flashy... check for instance China Southern Airlines (SkyTeam member, A380 operator, etc.)... it is not much more attractive.


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 19976 times:

Not bad at all, at par with many airlines who are not too particular about professional looking sites, one step forward, next should be a new livery.

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/photos/big/00005985.jpg


User currently offlinetaichen From Spain, joined Jul 2001, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 19926 times:

I think the livery is fine. The current one looks great on the TU 204, and frankly speaking, I don't see yours any better ...

About their business class .... I can't even remember how many times I have read the same "joke" (?) about not only JS, but also CU or other airlines from ... let's call it "non-capitalist" countries.


User currently offlineJU068 From Serbia, joined Aug 2009, 2579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 19861 times:

I guess this is in line with the reforms recently introduced in the country. Hopefully more will follow.

Quoting justinlee (Reply 12):

They might be in the North Korean embassy.


User currently offlinePlane Holland From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 19814 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 15):
Not bad at all, at par with many airlines who are not too particular about professional looking sites, one step forward, next should be a new livery.

Your livery reminds me of Holland Exel

[Edited 2012-10-23 09:38:23]

User currently offlinebthebest From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 19792 times:

Not too bad at all, and I'm genuinely quite surprised and impressed at the recent improvements in North Korea.

Love it how the contact emails for the sales offices are all hotmail!


User currently offlineJU068 From Serbia, joined Aug 2009, 2579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 19778 times:

I wonder how many one way bookings into North Korea they had until now.  

User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 19722 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 15):
Not bad at all, at par with many airlines who are not too particular about professional looking sites, one step forward, next should be a new livery.

I'll stick with the current livery thanks.


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 19681 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 15):
and frankly speaking, I don't see yours any better

That creatively done flag on tail is not better? yes it could go with more colour thrown here or there probably a full Air Koryo title and the Korean one added as well.


User currently onlinetymnbalewne From Bermuda, joined Mar 2005, 948 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 19654 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 15):
Not bad at all, at par with many airlines who are not too particular about professional looking sites, one step forward, next should be a new livery.

Okay...it's not exactly to my liking but that's just me. (I like cheatlines!) It is crisp and clean though. The tail is reminiscent of a flipped Negus "British Airways" tail!

Having recently flown JS I will say their flight attendant uniforms are very smart!
C.



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User currently offlineTupolevtu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2181 posts, RR: 28
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 19917 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 22):
That creatively done flag on tail is not better? yes it could go with more colour thrown here or there probably a full Air Koryo title and the Korean one added as well.

Afraid not. It looks like a half arsed version of BA's early Landor livery (and not in a good way!). Air Koryo's colour scheme is classic and in keeping with the rest of the country (i.e. a throwback to the 70's).

As for their website, an Air Koryo executive was very proud to tell us of their new website that allows people to book their ticket "from a computer with internet, for example, at work, in the library or even from your own home!" (With a few stifled sniggers from our tour group).



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User currently offlineSIA747Megatop From Singapore, joined Apr 2012, 295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 19807 times:

The website seems to work better than SQ's, not saying much but something to note.


Would you like fries with that? I didn't think so.
User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 19156 times:

Quoting tymnbalewne (Reply 14):

Three classes!
First - "Supreme Commander Class"
Business - "Dear Leader Class"
Economy - "Reeducation Class"
(NOT!!!)
  

I thought you only flew "Supreme Commander Class!"



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25 tymnbalewne : Not on the IL-62! Gotta see the engines!
26 delta88 : But we also need to remember one thing, This is a North Korean airline, owned by North Korea known as the Hermit kingdom, while the website is a littl
27 Post contains images DalDC9Bos : Well now that they have a website, they have completed all the requirements to join Skyteam! Time to apply Would fit perfect right between Saudia Airl
28 killeroogs : I know everyone's seems to be making fun of Air Koryo's website but frankly speaking, I think it puts my home country airline website to shame.
29 MarkusB : And klicking the "Welcome to Pyongyang" button reveals some insight into that country (e.g. the 2nd article, titled "Statement & Commentary")
30 aviateur : Oh wow, this is fantastic! That poor twelve year-old flight attendant, she looks so nervous. She's probably in a child labor camp now. And that header
31 csturdiv : That is a lot of downtime on the aircraft, do they also operate charters as well? With the flights listed, it looks like one aircraft would be in use
32 AF1624 : Better to joke about it than cry about it. It's only the tip of the iceberg, showing that after all, N.K. is still a country like many others, where
33 Tupolev160 : We all know that oldeuropean is a total moron, no need to even react to his comments. I find the website perfectly fulfilling its function which is no
34 Post contains images NoUFO : Only one? Haha, the Tu-204 alone has 12 business classes: Eat that Americans! But seriously: True, only that it is actually not the first. The first
35 tymnbalewne : What does this mean?
36 NoUFO : Good question. I think they meant to say 12 business class *seats*.
37 tymnbalewne : I meant the "Eat that Americans!" quote!
38 NoUFO : Oh ... "Eat that Americans" is a frequent quote by a (fake) Kim Jong-un on Twitter. It is supposed to mean "Beat that!".
39 vhqpa : Because it's probably cheaper than a 13 year old.
40 Post contains images NoUFO : Damn, that was funny.
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