By enacting a safety ban -as the EU has- on Air Koryo's
USSR jalopies, China has effectively left the Norks
with only two planes capable of international routes...
|Air Koryo Tu-154|
Save for a couple newer Russian Tu-204 aircraft, the DPRK's Air Koryo -infamous for the world's worst booking site and the only one-star airline in existence- 'boasts' a fleet comprised of creaking Soviet-era aircraft (Il-62, Tu-134, Tu-154), planes that have all been banned in the European Union due to failed ground inspections of Air Koryo units in Germany and France, ancient design, noise- and the North Koreans' contempt for international safety standards in general.
Until now, the workhorse Tu-154 -which even Aeroflot retired in 2009- has been primarily operating for the Norks' flag carrier between China and Pyongyang, with additional seasonal flights to Malaysia, Russia, and a couple other destinations.
|They play marching music upon takeoff and landing too... seriously|