HISTORY: CHOSONMINHANG KOREAN AIRWAYS (CAAK) was established in 1950 as SOKAO (Soviet–North Korean Airline) a joint North Korean-Soviet concern to connect Pyongyang with Moscow. Services were suspended during the Korean War, resuming in 1953 as UKAMPS. The state airline was then placed under the control of the Civil Aviation Administration of Korea (CAAK), starting operations on 21 September 1955. CAAK was re-branded as Air Koryo in March 1992.
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