HISTORY: AIR KORYO is the state-owned national flag carrier airline of North Korea, headquartered in Sunan-guyok, Pyongyang. Based at Pyongyang Sunan International Airport it operates international scheduled and charter services to points in Asia. In 1950 SOKAO (Soviet–North Korean Airline) was established as a joint North Korean-Soviet concern to connect Pyongyang with Moscow. Services were suspended during the Korean War, resuming in 1953 as UKAMPS. The state airline was then placed under the control of the Civil Aviation Administration of Korea (CAAK), starting operations on 21 September 1955. CAAK was re-branded as Air Koryo in March 1992.
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