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Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:20 am

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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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:12 pm

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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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:18 pm

I was expecting worse. Why do they have a 12 year old f/a?
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:35 pm

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

Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:45 pm

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

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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:00 pm

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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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:23 pm

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  
 
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:30 pm

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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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:35 pm

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..
 
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:52 pm

Oddly enough, fares seem to be quoted in USD!
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:23 pm

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!
 
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:29 pm

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
 
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:35 pm

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.
 
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:56 pm

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.

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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:10 pm

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.
 
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:27 pm

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.
 
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:37 pm

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]
 
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:41 pm

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!
 
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:43 pm

I wonder how many one way bookings into North Korea they had until now.  
 
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:54 pm

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.
 
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:06 pm

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.
 
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:13 pm

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!
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:21 pm

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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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:54 pm

The website seems to work better than SQ's, not saying much but something to note.
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:57 pm

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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Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:07 pm

Quoting FI642 (Reply 27):

I thought you only flew "Supreme Commander Class!"

Not on the IL-62! Gotta see the engines!
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:16 pm

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 little sad looking, its the first step towards North Korea opening up to the world. This means that they are finnally beginning to let outsiders slowly enter the country and fly the airline. Feel free to add to this, but personally i think considering the country only just began to let people use internet, is a huge step towards a more modernized country! Congratulations to them!
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:52 pm

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 Airlines and Aeroflot.

JK big Delta fan here.
 
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:16 pm

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.
 
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:37 pm

And klicking the "Welcome to Pyongyang" button reveals some insight into that country (e.g. the 2nd article, titled "Statement & Commentary")
 
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:04 am

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 graphic, featuring one of Air Koryo's state-of-the-art Tupolev Tu-134s.

I love the "company history" and "company news" pages: "New aircraft has been launched." Thanks! And where exactly is "Kualarumpur." Is that in Maraysia?

The entire thing is SO close to being a parody.



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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:22 am

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 a lot and a second T20 not used hardly at all except for one day.
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:28 am

Quoting taichen (Reply 14):
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.

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 everyone is equal, but a very specific elite is more equal than others.
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:12 pm

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 not to look like a video-game or Apple website but just to provide needed informations to the passengers.
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:29 am

Quoting georgiaame (Reply 5):
Business class in the workers' paradise?

Only one? Haha, the Tu-204 alone has 12 business classes:

Quote:

Tupolev 204-100,which is a middle-range aircraft, has 12 business classes and 164 economy classes.

Eat that Americans!


 

But seriously:

Quoting delta88 (Reply 26):
This is a North Korean airline, owned by North Korea known as the Hermit kingdom, while the website is a little sad looking, its the first step towards North Korea opening up to the world.

True, only that it is actually not the first. The first was to allow tourists to travel to North Korea, and there have been more steps recently.
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:23 am

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 34):
Quote:

Tupolev 204-100,which is a middle-range aircraft, has 12 business classes and 164 economy classes.

Eat that Americans!


What does this mean?
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:28 am

Quoting tymnbalewne (Reply 35):
What does this mean?

Good question. I think they meant to say 12 business class *seats*.
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Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:25 am

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 36):
Quoting tymnbalewne (Reply 35):
What does this mean?

Good question. I think they meant to say 12 business class *seats*.

I meant the "Eat that Americans!" quote!
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Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:28 am

Oh ... "Eat that Americans" is a frequent quote by a (fake) Kim Jong-un on Twitter. It is supposed to mean "Beat that!".
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:51 am

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 2):
Why do they have a 12 year old f/a?

Because it's probably cheaper than a 13 year old.
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RE: Air Koryo Official Website

Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:20 am

Quoting vhqpa (Reply 39):
Quoting aerdingus (Reply 2):
Why do they have a 12 year old f/a?

Because it's probably cheaper than a 13 year old.

Damn, that was funny.  
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