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North Korean airspace

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:17 am
by Morgenstern1234
Why can’t airlines use North Korean airspace? It’s not a war zone or anything.

Re: North Korean airspace

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:24 am
by Lootess
Well, DPRK is also banned for US non-diplomats.

I'm sure once North Korea (DPRK) and US get an agreement to have liaison offices in each respective country, which is like the first step to have formal diplomatic relations.
I do think is likely considering the events unfolding now with both leaders, both could also get to a point of axing the travel ban, and airspace may also be a possible relaxation. Just a matter of time.

Re: North Korean airspace

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:41 am
by Virtual737
Morgenstern1234 wrote:
It’s not a war zone or anything.


Technically it is, as is the south. There was a ceasefire but never an official end to the Korean war.

Re: North Korean airspace

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:50 am
by SR380
Any countries can decide to close or open their own airspace. Such as Pakistan did a couple of weeks ago.

There is talk going on to open the airspace for foreigners careers.

Cheers,

A.

Re: North Korean airspace

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:56 am
by PatrickZ80
Still some airlines do fly through North Korean airspace, mostly European airlines on their flights between Japan / South Korea and Europe. Not too long ago this was discussed here on Airliners.net.

Re: North Korean airspace

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:57 am
by Morgenstern1234
https://ops.group/blog/north-korea-dprk ... fe-to-fly/ The only reason why North Korean airspace isn’t open is that America won’t allow it to happen

Re: North Korean airspace

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:59 am
by eddiethedog
Morgenstern1234 wrote:
Why can’t airlines use North Korean airspace? It’s not a war zone or anything.


I think airlines use it all the time, Finnair for example crosses North Korean airspace from time to time, there is now an Asiana flight just over Pyonyang.

Re: North Korean airspace

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:13 am
by Morgenstern1234
eddiethedog wrote:
Morgenstern1234 wrote:
Why can’t airlines use North Korean airspace? It’s not a war zone or anything.


I think airlines use it all the time, Finnair for example crosses North Korean airspace from time to time, there is now an Asiana flight just over Pyonyang.
you should checkout on flightaware and check the difference in routes between the South Korean airlines and Russian airlines on the Seoul Vladivostok route. Korean carriers on flights to Vladivostok take outrageously huge detours.

Re: North Korean airspace

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:15 am
by Loran
Lufthansa is also using the DPRK airspace for their Japan flights.

Regards,
Loran