NORTH KOREA Overflight Permit

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NORTH KOREA Overflight Permit

from 160.00

The overflight permit for North Korea (DPRK) can now be processed online.

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Do I need a Permit for North Korea?
— Yes, all flights over DPRK Airspace require a permit

Permit Requirements: All operations over DPRK (North Korea) territory require a permit. This includes all flights through the ZKKP/Pyongyang FIR.
Documents Required: None.
Lead Time: Civil Aviation processing is 3 working days.
Validity: Permits are normally valid for 24 hours.
Permit Format: The permit is issued as GACA ON, then a number, and the year, like -16 for 2016, which should be placed in Field 18 of your flight plan in the format RMK/PERMIT DPRK GACA ON 762-16
Aviation Authority Fees: Permit fees are included in the price above. ATC Navigation Fees are billed to the Aircraft Operator directly by DPRK.
Airspace Map for ZKKP/Pyongyang FIR: View above to check your route.

For US Operators, please read SFAR 79 which prohibits flight west of 132 degrees longitude in the Pyongyang FIR.

Special Permits

  • Specific Approval: All countries require a Special Permit to overfly if you are operating on a Ferry Permit, Special Flight Authorization, Special Airworthiness Certificate, or have any other departure from standard ICAO documents. Approval is normally given by the Department of Transport rather than the Aviation Authority. Processing time is 5 days. Read more about this type of permit here.
  • Dangerous Goods: Any aircraft carrying Dangerous Goods (DG's) as specified in ICAO Annex 18 and the Technical Instructions, requires Approval from the country overflown. For this service, contact directly.
  • Block Permit: For DPRK, IATA Summer and Winter Seasonal permits are available for Airlines and regular operators. Navigation Charges are billed direct to the Operator. For a block permit, order directly at