List of airports in North Korea

This is a list of airports in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. North Korea may have as many as 78 usable airfields,[1] although the state's secrecy makes it difficult to ascertain their number and condition with certainty.

The state carrier, Air Koryo, joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in the late 1990s, and North Korea has proclaimed a program to upgrade several airports to international standards. However, with the exception of Pyongyang Sunan International Airport and a few that receive irregular service by Air Koryo, commercial aviation in North Korea is practically non-existent and most airfields appear to be military use.[2]

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Hard surface airports

Air bases

Non-hard surface airports

Highway strips

For main article, see Highway Airstrips in North Korea.

These airfields are little more than widened sections of highway that appear to be for emergency or backup use only and may not normally support operations. They are listed as "Highway" or "Highway Strip".[3]


See also


  1. "Country Profile: North Korea" (PDF). (209 KiB), Federal Research Service, Library of Congress, May 2005.
  2. "Air Bases - North Korea", accessed 12 August 2010.
  3. Landings Database "", accessed 12 August 2010.
  4. Landings Database "", accessed 12 August 2010.
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