North Korea applies for new international routes and opens flight information area to South Korea.

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 North Korea applies for new international routes and opens flight information area to South Korea.


Reference News Network reported in May 3rd, Korean media said that, after confirmation, the DPRK has applied to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to apply for new international routes. The Korean government has been responsible for consultations and research between the relevant departments of the airspace and route from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to learn from the requirements of the DPRK. According to South Koreas East Asia daily website reported on May 2nd, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization and the South Korean Ministry of land 1, North Korea recently transferred to the international civil aviation organization to open a request for international routes. ICAO related personage said, North Korea requests to open routes that can enter or leave many areas. This requires cooperation with ICAO and its member states in the Asia Pacific region, Europe and the North Atlantic region. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) did not disclose what new routes the DPRK specifically requested, but it was very likely that they had passed and stopped the specific countries routes, the report said. The person said: the first request has not yet reached any consensus and is expected to be discussed further this year. Currently, the DPRK is regularly running international routes only Pyongyang - Beijing, Pyongyang - Shenyang, Pyongyang - Vladivostok. North Korea used to run up to 10 international routes to Kuwait, Malaysia and Germany. It is reported that, in particular, the DPRKs request to the international civil aviation organization was affected by the Korean flying intelligence region (FIR). This is because the ICAO has asked the South Korean government to discuss the new international routes demanded by the DPRK. South Koreas Ministry of homeland Affairs said: it is difficult to disclose what the DPRK is calling for the new international routes of ICAO. Some of them are affected by the airspace of our country and are being discussed internally. The source also said North Korea would open its flight intelligence area to the South Korean government. The DPRK told the ICAO that it is willing to open the route to fly through its own flight information area, the report said. If we use the North Korean flying intelligence area, North Korea can get airspace tolls, and South Korea can also get economic benefits. According to aviation industry, if the DPRK opens the Pyongyang flight information area, it is estimated that Korean domestic airlines will save about 16 billion won oil fee annually. Korean Airlines have been using the American routes and Russian airspace to bypass North Korea. If we travel through the Korean flying intelligence region, the Inchon American route can be shortened by about 200~500 kilometers. The report said that there was an analysis that the DPRK showed the ICAO to the international civil aviation organization, which was intended to open air routes and open flight information areas, in order to expand the scope of activities in the international community. The UN sanctions against North Korea still exist, and opening up new international routes is not easy, said a related official of the South Korean parliaments National Defense Commission. I think it is a positive sign that the DPRK first requested the opening of international routes and requested the opening of the flight intelligence area. This article source: Reference News Net editor: Han Jiapeng _NN9841