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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.

AirlineOperating DatesStatusCommentsGenealogy

 Air Koryo

1994 - dateActive

Air Koryo was formed on 21Sep1955 as CAAK (to succeed SOKAO)

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 CAAK (Chosonminhang Korean Airlines)(Air Korea)

1955* - 1996*Renamed

CAAK was formed on 21Sep1955 to succeed SOKAO

SOKAO (Soviet-North Korean Airline) +>UKAMPS >CAAK >Air Koryo

 Korean Airways

1996* - 1996*Status?



 SOKAO (Soviet-North Korean Airline)

1950* - 1952*Inactive

SOKAO (Soviet-North Korean Airline) was formed in 1950

SOKAO (Soviet-North Korean Airline) +>UKAMPS >CAAK >Air Koryo


1955 - 1970*Status?

UKAMPS was formed in 1953

SOKAO (Soviet-North Korean Airline) +>UKAMPS >CAAK >Air Koryo