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DolphinAir747
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Why Does JS Fly To Southeast Asia?

Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:44 am

What is the market for JS's routes from FNJ to BKK, KUL, and SIN? I thought there were no political links between those countries and IIRC all foreign tourists into FNJ must fly from PEK anyways.
 
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RE: Why Does JS Fly To Southeast Asia?

Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:24 am

Funnily enough, Malaysians are one of the few (only??) nationalities that are able to visit DPRK without the need for a visa, for one month at least. Per Timatic:


National Malaysia (MY) /Embarkation Malaysia (MY)
Destination Korea (Dem. People's Rep.) (KP)


Korea (Dem. People's Rep.) (KP)



Passport required.
- Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be
valid on arrival.
Passport Exemptions:

- Holders of emergency or temporary passports.

Visa required, except for A max. stay of 1 month for nationals

of Malaysia.
Additional Information:

- Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to
cover their stay and documents required for their next
destination.

- Visitors traveling for tourist purposes must hold an
authorisation to travel, issued by a travel company in Korea

(Dem. People's Rep.).
Warning:
- Visitors not holding return/onward ticket could be refused

entry.

Not sure why the diplomatic relationship exists with Malaysia though, I vaguely recall something about their being energy industry business between the 2 nations.

Per OAG though, they do not fly SIN or BKK, so its only KUL in SEAsia. Their current internationals destinations are PEK, SHE, KUL, VVO.
 
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RE: Why Does JS Fly To Southeast Asia?

Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:42 am

Quoting jbflyguy84 (Reply 1):
Per OAG though, they do not fly SIN or BKK, so its only KUL in SEAsia. Their current internationals destinations are PEK, SHE, KUL, VVO.

Hm Wikipedia shows BKK and SIN but I believe those are seasonal.

Malaysia is strange though, is there a history of communism there?
 
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RE: Why Does JS Fly To Southeast Asia?

Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:16 pm

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 2):

Quoting jbflyguy84 (Reply 1):
Per OAG though, they do not fly SIN or BKK, so its only KUL in SEAsia. Their current internationals destinations are PEK, SHE, KUL, VVO.

Hm Wikipedia shows BKK and SIN but I believe those are seasonal.

Malaysia is strange though, is there a history of communism there?

There was a communist insurgency in Malaya in the 1950s, but the government here has always been staunchly anti-communist. The visa-free status (a surprise to me too) has probably been granted on reciprocity as Malaysia is one of the few countries North Koreans (who are allowed to travel) can visit without a visa.
 
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RE: Why Does JS Fly To Southeast Asia?

Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:19 pm

JS does not fly to SIN.

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RE: Why Does JS Fly To Southeast Asia?

Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:10 pm

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Thread starter):
IIRC all foreign tourists into FNJ must fly from PEK anyways.

I think most tourists use PEK as a jumping ff popint simply as it's the closest major city, and there are numerous weekly flights. There's no rule saying that foreign tourists have to use PEK-FNJ though. I've seen at least one tour offering KUL-FNJ flights, as mixing PEK/SHE is also a fairly common option.

Why KUL? No idea, although UM (Air Zimbabwe) also used to fly to KUL....possibly some behind the scenes benefits offered to certain dictators?
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RE: Why Does JS Fly To Southeast Asia?

Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:47 pm

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 5):
Why KUL? No idea, although UM (Air Zimbabwe) also used to fly to KUL....possibly some behind the scenes benefits offered to certain dictators?

I'm sure Mrs. Mugabe enjoyed the shopping in KUL and it may have been one of the last countries to allow them in.
 
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RE: Why Does JS Fly To Southeast Asia?

Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:31 pm

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 5):
No idea, although UM (Air Zimbabwe) also used to fly to KUL....possibly some behind the scenes benefits offered to certain dictators?

UM used to fly HRE - SIN - PEK 1x weekly.

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RE: Why Does JS Fly To Southeast Asia?

Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:20 pm

But how many people in DPRK, maybe from the Kim family, have the right to leave the country and travel as they please?

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