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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.

Airline Operating Dates Status Tree Comments

 Air Koryo

1994 - date Active Air Koryo was formed on 21Sep1955 as CAAK to succeed SOKAO

 CAAK (Chosonminhang Korean Airlines)(Air Korea)

1955* - 1996* Renamed >Air Koryo was formed on 21Sep1955 to succeed SOKAO

 Korean Airways

1996* - 1996* Status?    

 SOKAO (Soviet-North Korean Airline)

1950* - 1952* Inactive +>Air Koryo airline was formed in 1950

 UKAMPS

1955 - 1970* Status? >Air Koryo airline was formed in 1953