North Korea's state-owned airline Air Koryo is adding its first international destination in nearly four years: Macao.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Macau (AACM), Air Koryo applied to operate the route on July 17 and will start a twice-weekly Pyongyang-Macau service on August 2nd. It will be the first time it has operated the service on the route since it ended in 2004.

Macao – considered the “Las Vegas” of Asia – will be the fourth international destination for the North Korean airline. It operates regularly scheduled flights to Beijing-Capital and Shenyang in China. It also operates flights to Vladivostok in southeast Russia. Other routes include charter flights to cities China and Russia.


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