Inside North Korea’s comfortable airport terminal

Inside North Korea's comfortable airport terminal 0
Inside North Korea's comfortable airport terminal 0

North Korea yesterday inaugurated Terminal 2 at Pyongyang International Airport, an event marking efforts to promote the tourism industry and towards the anniversary of the founding of the Korean Workers’ Party in October. Photo: Reuters.

North Korea yesterday inaugurated Terminal 2 at Pyongyang International Airport, an event marking efforts to promote the tourism industry and towards the anniversary of the founding of the Korean Workers’ Party in October. Photo: Reuters.

Inside North Korea's comfortable airport terminal

People wearing colorful traditional costumes attended the inauguration ceremony of the new station yesterday.

People wearing colorful traditional costumes attended the inauguration ceremony of the new station yesterday.

Inside North Korea's comfortable airport terminal

Previously, leader Kim Jong-un (white shirt) and his wife, wife Ri Sol-ju, inspected Terminal 2 at Pyongyang International Airport.

Mr. Kim, in addition to his wife, was also accompanied by his younger sister Kim Yo-Jong and many high-ranking officials.

Previously, leader Kim Jong-un (white shirt) and his wife, wife Ri Sol-ju, inspected Terminal 2 at Pyongyang International Airport.

Mr. Kim, in addition to his wife, was also accompanied by his younger sister Kim Yo-Jong and many high-ranking officials.

Inside North Korea's comfortable airport terminal

Kim and his wife visited a watch store at the airport.

Kim and his wife visited a watch store at the airport.

Inside North Korea's comfortable airport terminal

According to Reuters, in July 2012, Mr. Kim proposed building a new terminal because he felt the old terminal was too cramped for foreign airports.

According to Reuters, in July 2012, Mr. Kim proposed building a new terminal because he felt the old terminal was too cramped for foreign airports.

Inside North Korea's comfortable airport terminal

The new station is covered in glass on the front and is six times larger than the old station but the number of passengers is not expected to be as high.

The new station is covered in glass on the front and is six times larger than the old station but the number of passengers is not expected to be as high.

The bar serves drinks in the airport lounge.

The bar serves drinks in the airport lounge.

Terminal 2 is designed to be more modern than the old terminal.

Terminal 2 is designed to be more modern than the old terminal.

KCNA said Kim was `very pleased` to see the station built in harmony between modern beauty and national identity.

KCNA said Kim was `very pleased` to see the station built in harmony between modern beauty and national identity.

Furniture in modern living room.

Furniture in modern living room.

The space of a luxury restaurant at the airport.

Terminal 2 is expected to be used to accommodate international flights, while the current terminal may be converted to serve domestic flights.

The space of a luxury restaurant at the airport.

Terminal 2 is expected to be used to accommodate international flights, while the current terminal may be converted to serve domestic flights.

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