Print Edition - 2018-06-06  |  Money Digest

Air China resumes North Korea flights


Jun 6, 2018-

Flag carrier Air China is resuming flights between Beijing and Pyongyang after a five-month suspension, its website showed on Tuesday, as ties between the neighbouring nations improve. The resumption comes as China has sought to mend ties with its Cold War ally ahead of a planned summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump on June 12. Air China last November indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang as bilateral ties were frayed by China’s decision to support UN sanctions to curb North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme. Prior to the suspension, China’s flagship carrier had last year reduced the frequency of flights to North Korea citing low demand from business travellers and tourists visiting the country. (AFP)

Published: 06-06-2018 08:03

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