Tour – North Korea – Wonsan Air Festival – September 2017 – 4Aviation

Tour - North Korea

Wonsan Air Festival – September 2017


In September 2017 we will be travelling to North-Korea again. On 23 and 24 September 2017 the second edition of the Wonsan Air Festival will take place at Wonsan Kalma International Airport. This will be a very special event again. Among other items the North Korean Air Force is planning to take part in the air show and static display. A report on the first edition of the event can be found here. Details of the event can be found on the website;

Since, as of now, no extra Air Koryo flights are planned, the number of seats for this tour is related to the number of available seats on the regular flights. Therefore the number of seats is very limited!

NOTE: This is a tour to North Korea.This means that we do not have any influence on the itinerary and 4Aviation, like all other tour operators, is restricted to the pre-arranged itineraries. Everybody is offering the same itinerary: (with only differences in the non-aviation element and therefore the length of the tour)!

Tour status

  • Open for booking

    Book a seat on this tour by reading the details below and by sending us an e-mail after that.


Following is a preliminary schedule.

We are offering 6 tours; 4 from Beijing and 2 from Shanghai. During all tours the visit to the Wonsan Air Festival on 23 and 24 September 2017 is the main event.

On Saturday 23 September we will enjoy the first day of the Wonsan Air Festival. Today is also the day that the Korean People’s Army Air Force will present itself in the air and on the ground (think of MiG-15, MiG-21, MiG-23, Su-25, Yak-18, An-2, MD-500 and Mi-8). Furhtermore Air Koryo will demonstrate its aircraft (IL-18, IL-62, IL-76, Tu-134, Tu-154 en An-24). The most recent details are given here

Also on Sunday 24 September we will go to the Wonsan Air Festival. On 24 September the program foresees a continuation of the demonstrations by the Korean People’s Army Air Force and Air Koryo. Also today everybody can look forward to parachute jumping, ballooning and demonstrations by model aircraft.

from Beijing4 days / 3 nights

(22 to 25 September 2017)

€ 1475,-

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5 days / 4 nights

(22 to 26 September 2017)

€ 1545,-

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from Beijing6 days / 5 nights

(21 to 26 September 2017)

€ 1665,-

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8 days / 7 nights

(21 to 28 September 2017)

€ 1905,-

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from Shanghai3 days / 2 nights

(22 to 24 September 2017)

€ 1340,-

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7 days / 6 nights

(22 to 28 September 2017)

€ 1820,-

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This year there are options again to enjoy pleasure flights on the special aircraft types of Air Koryo (Ilyushin IL-18, IL-62, IL-76, Tupolev Tu-134, Tu-154, Antonov An-24 and Mil Mi-17, to be booked ahead). This year, these flights will take place on Monday 25 September. Those that do not take the pleasure flights can view and photograph all flying activities today or enjoy a sightseeing programme in the Wonsan area.

Tour cost

The prices for these tours are mentioned above. The details of the individual tours are in the tour descrioptions (PDF-files).

These prices include:

  • Flight from Beijing or Shanghai to North Korea
  • Flight from North Korea to Beijing or Shanghai
  • Hotel accommodation (middle class hotels, twin share room basis, two beds and ensuite bathroom)
  • All transportation in North Korea
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Entrance to all events that are included in the standard program

Not included:

  • individual travel insurance
  • all personal expenditures
  • visa fees for North Korea (€ 50,-)
  • flight to and from Beijing or Shanghai
  • costs involved in possible pleasure flights


Before this tour we also offer an option to book a short program in Beijing for € 435,- extra.

Depending on your tour option for North Korea you will then arrive in Beijing on Tuesday 19 September or Wednesday 20 September.  After arrival you then have a program in Beijing for Tuesday and Wednesday (19 and 20 September) or Wednesday and Thursday (20 and 21 September).

We will visit the Datangshan museum, the Great Wall of China, the Tiananmen square and the Forbidden city. After two nights in a hotel in Beijing the tour to North Korea then starts on Thursday (21 September) or Friday (22 September).

The China extension is also including all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Furthermore the fee for your DPRK tourist visa (€ 50,-) is included in the China extension.

This short stay in China means that residents from more than 50 countries do not need to apply for visa for China (ref

Finally there is an option to also include your flight Amsterdam-Beijing for € 675,– extra.

This is the most extensive and easiest option. In addition to the program in China, we then also book a flight to and from Beijing for you. Departure will then be on Monday 18 or Tuesday 19 September and you will return to Amsterdam either on Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 or Friday 29 September 2017 (depending on the length of your Wonsan Air Festival tour).

Insurances (Dutch conditions apply)

It is possible to arrange a travel and/or cancellation insurance via 4Aviation. The travel insurance is only available to citizens of The Netherlands.

Note: prices and insurance tax are subject to (governmental) changes

Travel insurance

(Dutch only; personenhulp + bagage + geneeskundige kosten + ongevallen + reisrechtsbijstand)

(€ 2,10 per person per day in Europe, € 3,25 per person per day World coverage + € 3,50 costs)

Cancellation insurance

(5,5% of the tour cost plus € 3,50 costs and 21,0% insurance tax)

All-risk cancellation insurance

(covers 75% of the tour cost, also when an event is cancelled for instance)

(7,0% of the tour cost plus € 3,50 costs and 21,0% insurance tax)

Please send an e-mail to to book the tour. This ensures that we can send you all relevant and up-to-date documents.

After application you will be sent a confirmation and an invoice. As soon as your payment is registered you will receive a confirmation by E-mail. The list of people joining the tour is determined by the date the payment is received. By paying you agree to the terms.