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North Korea is a country in north-eastern Asia that occupies the northern portion of the Korean Peninsula. North Korea is bordered on the north by China, on the northeast by Russia, on the east by the East Sea (Sea of Japan), on the south by South Korea, and on the west by the Yellow Sea. It has an area of 120,538 sq km (46,540 sq mi). The state of North Korea was established in 1948 as a result of the post World War II- Soviet military occupation of the northern portion of the peninsula. The capital and largest city of North Korea is P'yongyang.

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Air Koryo   

Status : Active

Dates :

1992 - date
Airline Code : JS : KOR
Genealogy : SOKAO (Soviet-North Korean Airline) +>UKAMPS >CAAK >Air Koryo
Comments : 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 21Sep1955. It was rebranded to Air Koryo on 28Mar1992. Air Koryo is the state-owned national flag carrier

CAAK (Chosonminhang Korean Airlines)(Air Korea)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1955 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : SOKAO (Soviet-North Korean Airline) +>UKAMPS >CAAK >Air Koryo
Comments : 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 21Sep1955. It was rebranded to Air Koryo on 28Mar1992. Air Koryo is the state-owned national flag carrier

Korean Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1996* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

SOKAO (Soviet-North Korean Airline)  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1950* - 1952
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : SOKAO (Soviet-North Korean Airline) +>UKAMPS >CAAK >Air Koryo
Comments : 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 21Sep1955. It was rebranded to Air Koryo on 28Mar1992. Air Koryo is the state-owned national flag carrier

UKAMPS  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1955 - 1970*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : SOKAO (Soviet-North Korean Airline) +>UKAMPS >CAAK >Air Koryo
Comments : 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 21Sep1955. It was rebranded to Air Koryo on 28Mar1992. Air Koryo is the state-owned national flag carrier
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