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Pyongyang Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Pyongyang Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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

FNJ Airport Overview

pyongyang airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Pyongyang International Airport, also known as Pyongyang Sunan International Airport.

What to Expect

Pyongyang Airport (code: FNJ) has two terminals: Terminal 1, opened in 2016, handles domestic flights, and Terminal 2, opened in 2015, serves routes to China and Russia. Facilities include a restaurant and shops, but we are unable to confirm whether WiFi is available.

Sleeping in Pyongyang Airport

Due to the geopolitical situation here, overnight stays are not permitted and this rule likely is strictly enforced. For uninterrupted sleep, the closest hotels are 30 minutes away in Pyongyang city center. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Pyongyang Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide and we will update this airport guide.

Airport Hotels

There are no hotels at Pyongyang Airport, so you will need to head back to the city center (approx. 30 minute drive). Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Pyongyang, search deals and read traveller deals.

Airport Lounges

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

  • Air Koryo Lounge – Location: Main Terminal, Airside, after the shops.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


At the time of this update, the airport claims to have several WiFi hotspots, as well as WiFI access in the lounge.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans.

Currency Exchange – Exchange services are available. Hours: Unknown. Location: Main Hall.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available along with several other shops selling Korean specialities, clothing and convenience style items.

Food & Drinks – The airport offers western style and Korean style cuisine. Head to the main hall where you can enjoy a meal, a cup of coffee or a cocktail before your flight. At the time of this update we did not have any information about whether 24-hour food concessions are available.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, there is an information desk available to provide assistance! Location: Main hall.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Yes (according to wikipedia)

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Rate: Unknown. Location: Main hall.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Pharmacy – Two pharmacies are located at the airport. Locations: Main hall • Boarding Area.

Post Office – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s post office. Hours: 7:30AM – 4:30PM (weekdays) • only open during the afternoon (weekends).

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking – Smoking is permitted in designated rooms (Arrivals area for example).

Pyongyang airport is served by the following airlines: Air China • Air Koryo.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rental

Car rental agencies are located onsite. At the time of this update. Further information is unavailable.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Metered taxis are available outside the terminal 24 hours a day. Taxis can be easily recognized by their red/orange colour.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.