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
To 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.
Where to Sleep
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.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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.
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, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
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.
At the time of this update, the airport claims to have several WiFi hotspots, as well as WiFI access in the lounge.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
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.
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).
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
Smoking – Smoking is permitted in designated rooms (Arrivals area for example).
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.
Pyongyang airport is served by the following airlines: Air China • Air Koryo.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Car rental agencies are located onsite. At the time of this update. Further information is unavailable.
Metered taxis are available outside the terminal 24 hours a day. Taxis can be easily recognized by their red/orange colour.
Last updated: 2019-07-23
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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.