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Pyongyang Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Pyongyang Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

by the way I and the others were treated at this airport, you'd had thought we were all the royal family. - a traveller

Airport Overview

pyongyang airport

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Pyongyang Sunan International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A large, newly-built multi-story single-terminal airport, served solely by flights from Air Koryo and Air China.
  • The airport appears to be overstaffed and super clean, yet a bit rundown. Shopping and dining options are available.
  • You will be monitored every step of the way, hurried through some airport procedures and waiting around through others.
  • Expect a very thorough search of your belongings. Cell phones will be confiscated until you leave the country.
  • Uncomfortable, hard plastic seating.

Where to Sleep

  • Don’t even think about it! Overnight stays are not permitted in this airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Pyongyang Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.


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Pyongyang Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

  • Business Class Lounge

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Airport WiFi / Internet

At the time of this update, the airport had some "internet stations" that were not operational.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Pyongyang Sunan International Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back to Pyongyang city center (about 30 min south of the airport), as there are no hotels in or near the airport. To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotel deals in Pyongyang on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - not available
  • Car Rentals - not available
  • Currency Exchange - There is a Korea Trade Bank (hours: 9:00AM - 6:00PM)
  • Food & Drinks - Yes, several restaurants and a coffee shop are available.
  • Information Desk - not available
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Yes (according to wikipedia)
  • Shopping - Duty Free is available along with a couple of other shops including a convenience type store.
  • Showers - not available

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Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to guides@sleepinginairports.com and we will update this airport guide.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

When it comes to foreigners, transportation options are extremely limited to what is offered through the agency you are travelling with. If you are familiar with the modes of ground transportation available to foreigners at this airport, please email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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Last Updated: 01 May 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us.

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